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Ageratum houstonianum ‘Champion Blue’

Floss flower

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Features

  • BloomsJune to September
  • Height0.15m to 0.6m
  • Growth HabitMound
  • Flower ColourBlue
  • Leaf ColourBronze-green

Description

Ageratum houstonianum ‘Champion Blue’ (Floss flower). This half hardy annual has bright blue fluffy flowers held above bronze-green, heart-shaped leaves.

Characteristics

Annual, Deciduous, Herbaceous

Origin

Central America, Mexico

Interest and use

Grown mainly for their flowers, as bedding plants.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessHalf hardy (min 0°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile
  • Soil pH7.0 to 9.0
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

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

Propagation

By seed. This cultivar is an F1 hybrid.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Prone to root-rot.

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