A very ornamental plan, the flowers are very attractive to butterflies.
A fast-growing Mexican native annual.
Excellent as bedding plants, edgers (along paths, walkways and border fronts) and container plants (hanging baskets, window boxes, urns or other containers). Also effective in rock gardens.
Panicles of blue-to-violet flower heads arise from oval, downy leaves in midsummer and continue until frost. They have a soft, fuzzy appearance and attract butterflies.
Grows well in ordinary garden soil. Requires a sheltered position in full sun.
This species is not hardy in the colder areas of the country, it tolerates temperatures down to between -5 - 10C.
A very ornamental plan, the flowers are very attractive to butterflies. The removal of dead flowers will extend the flowering season.
Approximately 500 seeds in 0.3g packet.
Genus - Ageratum
Species - Mexicanum
Variety - Blue - violet
Common name - Mexican Paintbrush
Germination rate - 93%
Pre-Treatment - Not-required
Hardiness zones - 3 - 11
Height - 0,15 - 0,20 m
Spread - 0,15 - 0,30 m
Plant type - Annual Flower
Exposure - Full Sun, partial sun
Growth rate - Fast
Soil PH - Acid, neutral, alkaline
Soil type - Sandy, loamy, clay, prefers well-drained, fertile
Water requirements - Average
Landscape uses - Border, Container, Massing, Rock garden, Specimen
Bloom season - June - October
Leaf / Flower color - Green / Blue - violet
Surface sow March-April in a light position in a greenhouse. Do not cover the seed but press into the soil.
The seed usually germinates in 1 - 3 weeks at +20C.
When large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out and plant them out after the last expected frosts.
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