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Floss Flower Seeds (Ageratum houstonianum)

$3.95
Item #:
600028
Availability:
Usually ships in 2-3 business days.
Item #:
600028
Availability:
Usually ships in 2-3 business days.

Description

Harvested from the gardens at Monticello.
Floss Flower was discovered in Central America by William Houston (c. 1695-1733), a Scottish botanist, plant collector, and ship’s surgeon.  Houston sent seeds to England in the early 18th century and British author Philip Miller referenced the species in a 1768 edition of his Gardener's Dictionary.  It was first documented in American gardens in 1836.  This self-seeding species forms a spreading, loose-growing plant. The pale blue, and occasionally white, tassel-like flowers bloom from midsummer until the first autumn frost.

Sow seeds indoors 6-8 weeks before the last frost date at 80 degrees F.  Transplant to 6-packs or small pots once they have several true leaves, then harden off and plant outdoors after the last frost.  Approximately 40-50 seeds per packet.

 

 Exposure  Planting Method  Planting Depth  Plant Spacing  Size at Maturity  Zone 
Full Sun to Light Shade Transplant Surface Sow 2' apart 2-3'H Tender Annual

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