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Ageratum houstonianum ‘Bengali’

Floss flower

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Features

  • BloomsJune to September
  • Height0.1m to 0.2m
  • Spread0.1m to 0.2m
  • Growth HabitMound
  • Flower ColourLight pink
  • Leaf ColourMid green

Description

Ageratum houstonianum ‘Bengali’ (Floss flower). Moderately fast-growing, hummock-forming annual. Has light pink flowers deepening with age.

Characteristics

Annual, Deciduous, Shrub

Origin

Central America, Mexico

Interest and use

Cutting bed, edging, border

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessTender (min 11°C)
  • SoilHeavy, Light, Medium, Rich
  • Soil pH7.0 to 9.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

These plants will benefit from monthly fertilizing in the growing season. You can grow them in partial shade, especially in warm climates.

Propagation

The seeds are usually started indoors and set out as transplants after all danger of frost has passed.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Prone to root-rot.

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