Ageratum, Blue Mink
blue mink ageratum

430 – Ageratum, Blue Mink


Certified Biodynamic and Organic

Mounds of purple fluffy long-lasting flowers bloom on low spreading, bushy 8″- 12″ plants from late spring to late fall. Thrives in heat. Makes attractive choice for beds and borders. Though short-stemmed, will still make for an excellent cut flower.

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Product Description

Scientific Name: Ageratum houstonianum Mill. bluemink

Family: Aster

Type: Hardy Annual

Native Range: Hawaii, Lower 48 States and Mexico

Hardiness Zones: 2 to 11

Soil Requirements: well-drained, fertile; pH near neutral [5.5 – 7.5];

Light Preference: Full sun or partial shade; thrives in warm humid weather;

Water: Medium

Days until Germination: 8-21 days

Days until Maturation: 55-65 days

Bloom Time: Spring to late fall

Sowing: Indoors at 70°-75°, six to eight weeks before last frost.  

Plant Spacing: 9″- 12″

Plant Height: 8″- 16″

Harvest: Cut flowers one inch from bottom of the stem, at a 45 degree angle.

Grows Well With:

Grows Poorly With:

Potential Problems: Aphids; Spider mites; Whiteflies; Powdery mildew; Root rot; Lack of support with taller plants;

Uses & Cooking Suggestions: Flower beds; borders; rock gardens; container plants. Taller plants are suitable for cutting.

Additional Information


S ~100 Seeds, LG ~300 Seeds


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