100+Dwarf Blue Floss Flower Seeds-Pure Blue Ageratum Houstonianum-- B123
100+Dwarf Blue Floss Flower Seeds-Pure Blue Ageratum Houstonianum-- B123

100+Dwarf Blue Floss Flower Seeds-Pure Blue Ageratum Houstonianum-- B123

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100+ Seeds-Dwarf Blue Floss Flower Seeds-Annual-Pure Blue Ageratum Houstonianum-B123


True blue Ageratum houstonianum, commonly known as flossflower, bluemink, blueweed, pussy foot or Mexican paintbrush, is a cool-season annual plant often grown as bedding in gardens.

Their soft and fluffy flower heads gives this flower a whimsical character. Ageratum is also referred to as floss flower. It has been a favorite in gardens for generations. Ageratum. It is a fast-growing annual in most regions, which makes it a charming fill in for flower beds and borders. It is a great annual for container gardens, too. And in U.S. Department of Agriculture zones 10 and 11, you can enjoy this flower as a perennial. Unlike most annuals, ageratum craves heat as it is developing. Once it is mature, it will tolerate the cold more readily, but still prefers to be toasty as opposed to other cool-loving annuals that wilt with heat. Ageratums originated in Central and South America, so its inclination to temperate conditions is a distinctive part of its nature.

HOW TO GROW AND CARE FOR AGERATUM: Start your ageratum seeds indoors 6 to 8 weeks before your last frost. Once all danger of frost has passed, take your baby plants outside. Transplant them in a sunny location. Remember, this plant loves to be warm. It will develop slowly unless given plenty of rays from the sun. If you are using your ageratum as a bedding plant, space your plants about 8 inches apart. As the transplants grow, they will fill in quickly. Taller varieties can be spaced further apart. Ageratum isn’t very choosy about soil conditions, but it won’t do well with soggy feet. Make sure your soil drains well. And don’t let the soil dry out either. Ageratums quickly wilt if conditions are too dry. Because it prefers warmth over cold so much, some suggest watering an ageratum with warm water as opposed to cold. Especially when the plants are young, warm water seems to speed up the growth process of this plant.

Season: Annual

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

Temperature: 68 - 86F (20-30 C)

Average Germ Time: 7 - 21 days

Light Required: Yes

Depth: Do not cover the seed but press into the soil

Sowing Rate: 3 - 4 seeds per plant

Moisture: Keep seeds moist until germination

Plant Spacing: 6 - 12 inches