Ageratum houstonianum/Ageratum

Ageratum houstonianum / Ageratum houstonianum
Attractive ground cover planting of ageratum
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Attractive ground cover planting of ageratum

Mass planting for seasonal color during the spring

Foliage and flowers completely cover the ground with plantings on approximately one foot settings

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Scientific Name: Ageratum houstonianum
Common Name: Ageratum
Height: Under 1 foot
Spread: 1-2 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: White, Pink, Purple
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Comments: This is a popular annual for spring color. Plants tolerate light frosts. They can be used in mass plantings in large beds and as border plantings. Blooming stops when temperatures approach around 90 degrees F. but heavy growth will begin in the fall with the fall flowering often stronger than the spring bloom. Provide sunlight and a well drained bed, preferably a raised bed. Over watering will cause root rot. Makes a good container plant because foliage growth and flowering cascade over the edges of the container.