Mexican Paintbrush (Ageratum Mexicanum Houstonianum Mix) 1400 seeds (#875)
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About the product
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, pink, purple, or white flowerheads 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 and -10°c.
A very ornamental plan, the flowers are very attractive to butterflies. The removal of dead flowers will extend the flowering season.
Approximately 1400 seeds in 0,5g packet.
Genus - Ageratum
Species - Mexicanum
Variety - Houstonianum Mix
Common name - Mexican Paintbrush
Pre-Treatment - Not-required
Hardiness zones - 3 - 11
Height - 0,20 m
Spread - 0,15 - 0,30 m
Plant type - Annual or Perennial Flower
Exposure - Full Sun, partial sun
Growth rate - Fast
Soil PH - acid, neutral and basic (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, pink, purple, white
Surface sow March-April in a light position in a greenhouse. Do not cover the seed but press into the soil. Keep moist.
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.