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About This Plant...
Genus and species: Ageratum houstonianum
Plant type: warm-season annual
Height: 6-8 inches
Location and soil: sun; rich, well-drained soil
Uses: bedding, border, edging, containers
Bloom time: summer
Color range: lavender, white
Indoor Sowing...
Time needed to reach transplant size: 8-10 weeks
When to transplant to garden: after last spring frost
Outdoor Sowing...
When to sow outdoors: after last spring frost
Other Sowing Guidelines...
Approx. germination time: 7 days
Germination temp.: 80 degrees F.
Sowing Depth: surface sow
Needs light or dark to germinate: light
Transplanting Guidelines...
Spacing between plants: 9-10 inches
Growing On...
Growing tips: also known as Floss Flower; remove spent blossoms to prolong flowering; keep watered in hot, dry weather

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