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Ageratum houstonianum 'Blue Mink'


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Plant type

Half-hardy annual

Flower colour





Half hardy

Skill level


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Plant details

This old, yet still popular, variety has a relatively open habit, and bears large trusses of large, fluffy, powder-blue flowers on strong, vigorous plants. An ideal edging plant and good for planting in containers.

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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