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AGERATUM, Asst. (June crop)*

Unit Pack Size: 6.5" Pot

Light:Full sun, except in hot summer areas where part shade is best.

Water:Water sparingly, only often enough to prevent total dryness. Use a watering can andwater directly at the base of the plant.

Temp:Does well in warm temperatures. Frost-tender. Plants over-wintered indoors prefer a night temperature of 50-55 degrees.

Soil:Ageratum grows best in a rich garden soil. Standard potting soil is fine for tubs andwindow boxes.

Fertilizer:Feed with a weak solution of liquid fertilizer every 2-3 weeks.

Pests:Summer flowers are visited by beneficial polinating honeybees. If your plant is bothered
by pests, insecticides should be used with extreme caution to avoid poisoning the bees.

Special Care:Pinch out tips and remove withered blooms to keep the plant compact and extend
the flowering season.

Flower Color:The most common colors vary from dark purplish-blue to periwinkle. There are also
deep purple, pink and white varieties.

Growth Habit:The typical species grows to 2 1/2 feet but the varieties usually grown in gardens are
dwarf and compact, to about 6-8 inches high. Fast growing.

Fun Fact:Plants grown from cutting are always identical to each other in size, growth habit
and flower color while plants grown from seed can vary considerably in these traits.

The key to a happy plant is proper care!

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