Floss Flower, Ageratum
Ageratum houstonianum 'Patina Delft'

Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Ageratum (ad-jur-RAY-tum) (Info)
Species: houstonianum (hoos-toh-nee-AH-num) (Info)
Cultivar: Patina Delft
Additional cultivar information:(PP20479, Patina Series, aka Agadeft)
Hybridized by Sanders
Registered or introduced: 2009

Category:

Annuals

Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Hardiness:

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Medium Blue

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Other details:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Patented

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

San Leandro, California

Brandon, Florida

Richmond, Texas

Gardeners' Notes:

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2
neutrals
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RatingContent
Neutral

On May 30, 2010, John_in_Garland from Garland, TX wrote:

Growing this in a hayrack planter with morning and mid-day Texas sun. While blooming now June 1, Delft blue flowers appear to bleach in the sun, and pale color very disappointing compared to color in early May. May move it to avoid midday sun.

Neutral

On May 31, 2009, Kell from Northern California, CA (Zone 9b) wrote:

In the 2008 UF Spring Trial Garden of all the Patina series of Ageratum, the Delft was considered the most vigorous cultivar.