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Ageratum Genus

Floss flower

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General Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessHalf hardy (min 0°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile
  • Soil pH6.0 to 8.0
  • WaterMoist

Description

Ageratum genus (Floss flower). This is a genus of 40-60 clump-forming annuals and perennials that will grow well in full sun. The leaves are oval to heart-shaped. The plant can grow to a height of 75cm, and the fluffy flowers are produced in terminal clusters of lavender-blue, pink, lilac, or white.

Characteristics

Annuals or Perennials, Fragrants

Origin

Central America, Mexico, USA.

Interest and use

Bedding, borders.

Cultivation

They are half hardy and should be grown in full sun with fertile well drained soil. Remember to dead-head the plant regularly; this will ensure continuous flowering.

Propagation

Propagation is by seeds which are sown outdoors in late spring.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Prone to root-rot.

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