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How to Grow Ageratum
Looking, for a large, attractive flower on a compact plant? Ageratum is your answer. This plant grows just 6 to 8 inches tall. It produces a profusion of blooms from early summer to frost. They are an easy to grow plant, perfect for beginners and kids. Ageratum produces fluffy flowers all season long, in blue, pink, and white colors.
Ageratum are native to tropical regions of South and Central America.
Ageratum are excellent for rock gardens, flower beds, containers, and anywhere that space is limited..
Ageratum are grown from seeds. Sow outdoors after all danger of frost. Or, start indoors 6-8 weeks before the last frost date for your area.
How to Grow Ageratum Plants:
Grow Ageratum in full sun to partial shade. The plants will do well in both average and poor soils. Ageratum is tolerant dry soil conditions.
Space plants 6-8 inches apart.
Compact plants grow just 6-8 in. tall.
Add a general purpose fertilizer once or twice a season.
Keep plants well weeded. Add a layer of mulch around plants, to keep weeds down and retain soil moisture.
Pinch off dead flowerheads to promote new blooms, and to maintain an attractive appearance.
Insect and Disease:
Most insect problems can be effectively treated with insecticidal soaps and milder insecticides like Sevin.
Disease problems are not common. If problems occur, treat early with a fungicide.
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