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Floss Flower 'Blue Mink'

Ageratum houstonianum 'Blue Mink'

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Also known as

Mexican Paintbrush 'Blue Mink', Floss flower

Full Sun
Moderate care
Moderate watering
Tender

H2

RHS hardiness

1°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

50cm

Max

50cm

10cm

Min

10cm

1 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Floss Flower 'Blue Mink' Overview

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.

Common problems with Floss Flower 'Blue Mink'

How to propagate Floss Flower 'Blue Mink'

Seed

The seeds are usually started indoors and set out as transplants after all danger of frost has passed.

Special features of Floss Flower 'Blue Mink'

Attractive flowers

Attracts bees

Attracts butterflies

Attracts useful insects

Other uses of Floss Flower 'Blue Mink'

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