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Ageratum houstonianum 'Blue Mink'

Floss Flower

Half-hardy Annual

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This relatively old variety of flossflower remains popular for good reason. The compact, uniform plants bear large, fluffy, powder-blue flowers. With a vigorous, open habit, Ageratum houstonianum 'Blue Mink' is perfect for adding texture and colour to bedding, borders and containers. Try growing ageratum in wildlife gardens where they will attract butterflies to their blooms. Height: 30cm (12”). Spread: 30cm (12”).

Ideal For:
patio, wildlife gardens
Flowering Period:
July, August, September
Sowing Months:
February, March, April
Position:
full sun
    • 1 packet (1500 seeds)

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    • Despatch: Within 3 days
    • £1.99
Sow from late winter to mid spring at 15-18C (59-64F) in a good seed compost. Sow ageratum seed on the surface of the compost and gently firm down. Keep soil damp but not wet. Do not exclude light. Germination usually takes 10-15 days. When seedlings are large enough to handle, transplant and grow them on in cooler conditions until large enough to plant outdoors. When ageratum plants are well grown and all risk of frost has passed, acclimatise them to outdoor conditions over 7 to 10 days. Transplant outdoors in a sheltered position in full sun on moist, fertile, well drained soil at a distance of 15-30cm (6-12") apart.
Water regularly until ageratum plants are fully established. Deadhead faded ageratum flowers throughout the summer to encourage more blooms to be produced.

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Reviews
  1. Excellent bedding plant.

    By Katrina Ironside 17-09-2012

    One of the success stories for me this year. The flowers just keep bloomimg (still going well in mid September). Very popular with the bees and insects. They also look much nicer than in the photograph. My tip would be to have a large mass of these flowers. One or two on their own do not do it justice. A large mass of them look spectacular. I've saved my seed for sowing next year.

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