Ageratum (Ageratum houstonianum) are a delightful dwarf plant with soft, fluffy blue, purple, pink or white flowers. They are excellent as a display in pots, window boxes, as a border or for cut flower indoor decoration. Great for attracting bees to the garden.

How to grow Ageratums in a garden

Starting from seed:

  1. Fill starter pots or trays with Yates Black Magic Seed Raising Mix.
  2. Sow seeds, lightly cover with mix, firm down and gently water in well.
  3. Water gently and keep mix moist at all times until seeds have germinated.
  4. While seedlings are growing, choose a full sun to part shade position with well-drained soil.
  5. Enrich the soil with Yates Dynamic Lifter Organic Plant Food.
  6. Allow the seedlings to grow to at least 7 cm before transplanting.
  7. When transplanting into prepared garden bed, ensure seedlings are well spaced – at least 15 to 20cm apart.
  8. Water in well.
  9. Mulch with an organic mulch such as bark chips, woodchip or pea straw to a depth of 5 - 8cm.
  10. Feed with Yates Thrive Rose & Flower Granular Plant Food. TIP: for an added boost, apply Yates Thrive Roses & Flowers Liquid Plant Food

How to grow Ageratums in a pot

Starting from seed:

  1. Choose a pot at least 200mm wide and deep.
  2. Position in full sun to part shade.
  3. Fill pot with a premium quality potting mix such as Yates Premium Potting Mix.
  4. Sow seeds directly into pot, lightly cover with mix, firm down and gently water in well.
  5. Keep mix moist at all times until seeds have germinated.
  6. Feed with Yates Thrive Rose & Flower Granular Plant Food. TIP: for an added boost, apply Yates Thrive Roses & Flowers Liquid Plant Food

Growing tips

  • Lightly trim back the plant after the flushes of flowers. This will encourage new growth and further flowering.

  • Ensure plant is kept lightly moist at all times and the soil is not allowed to dry out. Extra watering may be required during hot spells.

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