Mexican Paintbrush (Ageratum Mexicanum) 500 seeds (#1691)
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 white flowerheads arise from oval, downy leaves in midsummer and continue until frost. They have a soft, fuzzy appearance and attract butterflies.
Grow in full sun to partial shade in fertile, moist but well-drained soil.
Approximately 500 seeds in 0,3g packet.
Genus - Ageratum
Species - Mexicanum
Common name - Mexican Paintbrush
Pre-Treatment - Not-required
Hardiness zones - 3 - 11
Height - 0,20 - 0,30 m
Spread - 0,20 - 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 / White
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.