Ageratum houstonianum 'Blue Mink'

Ageratum houstonianum 'Blue Mink'

Purple mistflower

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Key Information

  • Botanical name: Ageratum houstonianum 'Blue Mink'
  • Common name: Purple mistflower
  • Plant type: Annual

Height: 30cm

Spread: 30cm

Flower colour:
  • Blue
Foliage colour:
  • Green
  • Features: Attractive to wildlife, Flowers

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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.

Position

  • Sun exposure: Full sun
  • Aspect: South facing, West facing
  • Position in border: Middle
  • Hardiness: Half hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained/light/sandy, Clay/heavy/moist, Chalky/alkaline, Acidic

Wildlife

Attracts:
  • Bees

  • Beneficial insects

  • Birds

  • Butterflies / Moths

  • Other pollinators

  • Wildlife features: Nectar/pollen rich flowers

Care routine

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Toxicity

Toxic to:
  • People

  • Cats

  • Dogs

  • Birds

  • Horses

  • Livestock

  • Effects: No toxic effects reported for this plant.

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