Long-lasting blooms like tiny explosions are out of this world in gardens or containers, and especially planted in mass. This tall ageratum branches without being pinched back and flowers prolifically. Accents well with bright white flowers in the garden bed or in bouquets.
• Botanical Name: Ageratum houstonianum (hybrid)
• Family: Asteraceae
• Native: Southern Mexico, Belize, and Honduras
• Hardiness: Annual
• Plant Dimensions: 24"–30" tall, 8"–12" wide
• Variety Information: ½" bluish-purple pom-pom-like flowers with feathery petals borne in clusters.
• Exposure: Full sun to part shade
• Bloom Period: Summer to frost
• Attributes: Attracts Pollinators, Attracts Beneficial Insects, Cut Flower, Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant
• When to Sow Outside: Not recommended except for very mild climates, 2 to 4 weeks after your average last frost date.
• When to Start Inside: RECOMMENDED. 6 to 8 weeks before your average last frost date. 70°F is ideal for germination.
• Days to Emerge: 7–10 days
• Seed Depth: Press seed into soil surface
• Seed Spacing: A group of 3 seeds every 12"
• Thinning: When 2" tall, thin to 1 every 12"