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Ageratum houstonianum ‘Blue Mink’

Purple mistflower

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does not flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

  • Botanical name: Ageratum houstonianum 'Blue Mink'
  • Common name: Purple mistflower
  • Family: Asteraceae
  • Plant Type: Annual
Flower colour:

Blue

Foliage colour:

Green

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.

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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.

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

How to grow Ageratum 'Blue Mink'

  • Plant size

    30cm height

    30cm spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, west facing

  • Position in border

    Middle

  • Sun exposure: Full sun
  • Hardiness: Half hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained / light / sandy / clay / heavy / moist / chalky / alkaline / acidic

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sow
Sow

Do not Sow in January

Do not Sow in February

Do Sow in March

Do Sow in April

Do not Sow in May

Do not Sow in June

Do not Sow in July

Do not Sow in August

Do not Sow in September

Do not Sow in October

Do not Sow in November

Do not Sow in December

Plant
Plant

Do not Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

Do not Plant in March

Do not Plant in April

Do Plant in May

Do Plant in June

Do not Plant in July

Do not Plant in August

Do not Plant in September

Do not Plant in October

Do not Plant in November

Do not Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does not flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Ageratum 'Blue Mink' and wildlife

Ageratum 'Blue Mink' is known for attracting butterflies​/​moths. It nectar-pollen-rich-flowers.

Does not attract Bees

Does not attract Beneficial insects

Does not attract Birds

Attractive to Butterflies​/​Moths

Does not attract Other pollinators

Is Ageratum 'Blue Mink' poisonous?

Ageratum 'Blue Mink' has no toxic effects reported.

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Cats

No reported toxicity to Dogs

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People