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Ageratum houstonianum

 

Floss Flower

Ageratum is a group of herbaceous plants which are part of the Asteraceae family. It is a genus native to tropical and sub-tropical America. Specifically, Ageratum houstonianum is the most commonly grown species found in cultivation and is originally native to Guatemala, Belize and parts of Mexico. It has a neat mounding bushy habit, ovate green leaves and panicles of thread like flowers, coming in blues, purples, white or pink shades. It is an annual plant and typically flowers from early summer right through to autumn. Different varieties have different heights, with shorter forms often used in bedding arrangements, and taller varieties in cut flower arrangements.

 
plant Features
  • Floss Flower likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Floss Flower likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • Floss Flower is a little frost hardy: 32f (0°c)

    A little frost hardy: 32F (0°C)

  • Floss Flower likes free draining and fertile

    Free draining and fertile

 
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plant information

Common name

Floss Flower

Latin name

Ageratum houstonianum

type

Annual

family

Asteraceae

ph

5.0 - 8.5 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Floss Flower likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Frost

    Floss Flower is a little frost hardy: 32f (0°c)

    A little frost hardy: 32F (0°C)

  • Soil

    Floss Flower likes free draining and fertile

    Free draining and fertile

  • Water

    Floss Flower likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant
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    When the plant will bloom

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Floss Flower is 0.20meters x 1.00meters 0.20 M 1.00 M

Ageratum houstonianum

Ageratum is a group of herbaceous plants which are part of the Asteraceae family. It is a genus native to tropical and sub-tropical America. Specifically, Ageratum houstonianum is the most commonly grown species found in cultivation and is originally native to Guatemala, Belize and parts of Mexico. It has a neat mounding bushy habit, ovate green leaves and panicles of thread like flowers, coming in blues, purples, white or pink shades. It is an annual plant and typically flowers from early summer right through to autumn. Different varieties have different heights, with shorter forms often used in bedding arrangements, and taller varieties in cut flower arrangements.


Flowering Season

From Early Summer TO Late Autumn

They bloom from early summer to the first severe frosts.

 

Planting Outdoors

From Late Spring TO Early Summer

Plant container grown plants in a sunny sheltered spot in early summer.

 

Propagation by seed

From Early Spring TO Mid Spring

In early to mid-spring sow seeds under glass.

 
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