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Welcome to Country Garden Seeds! Flower Seeds for your garden, for cut flowers and for wildlife. Do you dream of a beautiful garden full of scented flowers and buzzing with wildlife? Just sow a few packets of seeds for gorgeous flowers that your garden wildlife will love too. Here are some beautiful and easy plants for you to grow.
In October you can sow a batch of Hardy Annuals such as Sweet Peas which will grow to form sturdy young plants before winter sets in. Perennials and Wildflowers can also be sown now.

Ageratum Mixed Seeds

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Ageratum Mixed Seeds

This is a taller variety of Ageratum so it's perfect for cut flowers and for growing in large containers. Grown outdoors, stems reach 45-50cm (18 inches) Grown for cut flowers under cover they'll easily reach 75cm tall (2.5 feet) and will need support. Ageratum produces masses of fluffy round flowers in shades of purple, lavender, pink, blue and white. Grow in borders, patio pots or your cut flower garden.

Also known as the Floss Flower or Mexican Paintbrush, Ageratum are easy to grow and like most half hardy annuals extremely long flowering. Perfect for cut flowers and dried flowers. Ageratum flowers are loved by pollinators such as Bees and other beneficial insects.

Genus Ageratum
Variety Timeless Mixed
Plant Type Half Hardy Annual
Height & Spread 50cm-75cm tall x 15cm/30cm wide
Sow Seeds Sow indoors in modules in late winter - spring. Needs light to germinate either cover very lightly or do not cover. Ageratum germinates in 7 to 10 days at 18°C - 21°C. Pot on after 4 weeks. Grow on at 15°C until the young plants have a well developed rootball.
Thin/Plant Out Plant out when the soil has warmed up in May allowing 30cm/12 inches between plants. Plants grown indoors for a crop can be planted closed together (15cm/6 inches) and will need support.
Conditions Required Ageratum are from Mexico and like fertile well drained soil, plenty of water and lots of sunshine although they will tolerate some shade. Feed each week to encourage flower production.
Flower Production Ageratum will flower all summer and well into autumn (July – October) as long as you keep picking the flowers and removing dead heads to prevent your plants setting seed.
Picking Pick flowers when the blooms are three quarters open and remove the lower leaves. For dried flowers harvest when blooms are fully open.
Planting Combinations Ageratum grow well with Cosmos, Dahlias, Rudbeckia and Zinnias and other long flowering Half Hardy Annuals

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