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botanical name:
Ageratum 'Blue Mist'
Ageratum 'Blue Mist' © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Floss flower
synonyms:  Ageratum houstonianum 'Blue Mist'
family:  Asteraceae
characteristics: annual/biennial
height: 0.15m
width: 0.20m
growth rate: fast
growth habit: rounded
leaf colour: green
flower colour: blue
main season: Summer
aspect: full sun
conditions: moist soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: 0°C
USDA zone: 10 to 10
description:
Compact bushy, half-hardy annual of very consistent, rounded growth habit. Well covered by bright lavender-blue, frothy flowerheads from midsummer to autumn.

cultivation:
Half hardy, fertile, moist, well drained soil in full sun and a sheltered position.

propagation:
From seed sown in early spring at 16-18°C. Can also be sown in autumn and overwintered at 10°C.

usage:
Bedding, border edges or containers.

other notes:
Introduced in 2000.
F1 hybrid.
Available from Suttons Seeds.

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