Ageratum Seeds - Blue
USDA Zones: 4 - 8
Height: 12 inches
Bloom Season: Summer
Bloom Color: Blue
Environment: Full sun
Soil Type: Moist, well-drained, pH 6.1 - 7.5
Deer Resistant: Yes
House Plant: No
Latin Name: Ageratum Mexicanum
Ageratum (Ageratum Mexicanum Blue) - Ageratum flowers are large with powder-puff heads and a soft blue in color. These annuals establish from flower seeds, and they grow to about 12 inches tall. Ageratum Floss Flower is wonderful and an old-fashioned favorite for either container planting or edging borders. Grow alongside soft pink Ageratum for a rather special effect.
Ageratum mexicanum is also known as floss flower, bluemink, blueweed, pussy foot, or Mexican paintbrush. It can be grown in containers, as a border flower, or as bedding in gardens.
Ageratum seed | blue
How to grow
How To Grow Ageratum From Seed: Start the Ageratum flower seeds indoors 6 - 8 weeks before the end of frost season. Transplant outdoors after danger of frost. For areas with a long growing season, Ageratum seeds can be started directly outdoors in a prepared seedbed after all danger of frost has passed.
Blooms are extraordinarily long-lived, dead heading is necessary to encourage a second flowering, yet infrequent. Grow in fertile, moist but well-drained soil in full sun, in a sheltered site. Water freely in midsummer to prolong flowering.
- Sowing Rate: 3 - 4 seeds per plant
- Average Germ Time: 7 - 21 days
- Keep moist until germination
- Attracts bees and butterflies
- Depth: Do not cover seed but press into soil
Ageratum plants prefer a well-drained soil in full sun. One of the best Floss Flower seeds for uniformity, earliness and all round performance. These summer blooming flowers attract pollinators but keep the deer away!
- Height: 12 inches
- USDA Zones: 4 - 9
- Season: Annual
- Deer Resistant: Yes