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Ageratum houstonianum (Floss Flower, Bluemink)

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Plant description

ageratum houstonianum floss flower 2

ageratum floss flower 1

Ageratum is a great easy care old favourite annual plant that performs beautifully in the flower garden. It has fluffy blue flowers, and there are pink and white varieties. Naturally neat and long flowering plants, they bloom through the warm months, and can be used as cut flowers. Throw on a handful of general fertiliser to encourage good flowers. None of the plant should be ingested as it will cause strong discomfort. Frost tender. Flowers best in full sun and also grows in part shade.

Additional plant information

Flowers

Flower colour: blue, pink, white
Flowering season: spring summer autumn

Plant size

Maximum height: 0.5 metres
Minimum height: 0.2 metres

Maximum width: 0.4 metres
Minimum width: 0.2 metres

Sunlight, frost & salt tolerance

This plant will tolerate full or partial sunlight.
Light frost tolerance.
Plant is salt tolerant.

Fauna attracting?

Yes. Attracts: Butterflies, insects.

Climate

This plant species will grow in the following climates: temperate, tropical.

Soil types & conditions

Loam: moist, well-drained.

Clay: moist, well-drained.

Sand: moist.

Soil pH: 6.0-7.5

Pests

Mealy bug

Miscellaneous information

Planting season: Late winter, spring.

Types of fertiliser: General purpose fertiliser.

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