Agerato is a distinctive low-growing ornamental plant with heart-shaped leaves and beautiful small flowers in showy tuft-like inflorescences in shades of blue, violet and white. The flowering of the elderflower is so profuse, that it almost hides the foliage of the plant, and lasts from spring to late autumn. Agerato is native to Mexico and is an ideal choice for planting in shallow pots and planters, and is also used in the garden in cluster planting, rock gardens and even as a ground cover. Agirato has no particular soil requirements as long as it has good drainage. When found in fertile soil it shows better growth and richer flowering.
The agerato requires sufficient and frequent watering in the summer, especially if it is planted in a pot or planter. Regarding the fertilization of the elderberry, it needs special attention as excessive fertilization, especially nitrogen, can reduce its flowering. If the agerato is planted in the ground, it will need fertilization in early spring and early summer, while if it is planted in a pot, it requires more regular fertilization with a water-soluble fertilizer.