Ageratum (Ageratum houstonianum)

Annual
A. caeruleum. A. mexicanum.
Common Name Latin Name Plant Family
Ageratum
Ageratum houstonianum
Compositae

None known

  • Medicinal Use

    The juice of the plant is used externally to treat cuts and wounds[272].

  • Edible Use

    None known

  • Cautionary Notes

    None known

Cultivation & Habitat

Seed – surface sow March in a light position in a greenhouse. The seed usually germinates in 1 – 3 weeks at 20¡c[133]. When large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out and plant them out after the last expected frosts.
Grows well in ordinary garden soil[200]. Requires a sheltered position in full sun[200]. This species is not hardy in the colder areas of the country, it tolerates temperatures down to between -5 and -10¡c[200]. A very ornamental plant[1], the flowers are very attractive to butterflies[30]. The removal of dead flowers will extend the flowering season.
South-western N. America – Mexico. An occasional garden escape in Britain[17].

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