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Ageratum houstonianum 'Blue Mink'


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Plant type

Half-hardy annual

Flower colour





Half hardy

Skill level


Ageratum houstonianum 'Blue Mink'

Plant details

Ageratum houstonianum is a popular herbaceous plant, bearing large trusses of fluffy flowers on strong stems. It's ideal for using as edging and as part of summer container displays.

Ageratum houstonianum 'Blue Mink' bears fluffy, powder-blue flowers. With a vigorous, open habit, it's perfect for adding texture and colour to bedding, borders and containers, and is extremely attractive to pollinators.

Grow Ageratum houstonianum 'Blue Mink' in moist but well-drained soil in full sun.

Family: Asteraceae

Genus: Ageratum

Species: houstonianum

Cultivar: Blue Mink

Plant type: Half-hardy annual

Flower colour: Blue

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun

Soil: Well-drained/light, Clay/heavy, Acidic, Chalky/alkaline

Hardiness: Half hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 30cm

Spread: 30cm

Time to plant seeds: February to April

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