Floss Flower 'Blue Mink'

Ageratum houstonianum 'Blue Mink'

FlossFlower 'Blue Mink', Mexican Paintbrush 'Blue Mink'

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Ageratum houstonianum 'Blue Mink' is a mound-forming, half-hardy annual cultivar from the Asteraceae family. It produces downy, oval, bright green leaves and clusters of fluffy, azure blue flowers from summer, these tend to last until the first frosts in autumn. These are popular with pollinators and this plant has a bushy habit, growing slightly taller, with a slightly less compact habit compared to other cultivars.

Planning

Difficulty

Moderate

Flowering time

Summer, Autumn

Special features

Attractive flowers

Attracts bees

Attracts butterflies

Attracts useful insects

Environment

Light

Full Sun

Soil moisture

Moist

Soil type

Sand, Loam, Clay, Chalk

Soil PH preference

Acid, Neutral, Alkaline

Frost hardiness

Tender

Uses

Notes

Popular boarder bedding and as part of summer container displays, partners well red Salvia. A good cut flower and suitable for drying.

Personality

Family

Asteraceae

Flower colour

Blue