Aguilera Dark Pink, also known as Ageratum Houstianum or Floss Flower, is an annual native to Mexico. Danziger developed Aguilera for its compact habit and long bloom. This plant offers a mounding habit of 10-12" tall and wide, flourishing in full or partial sun with little more than regular water. Medium-sized feathery pink flowers bloom from spring through fall. This cultivar is self-cleaning and heat-tolerant. Ageratum attracts butterflies and hummingbirds to the landscape and provides visual interest for containers and borders. Plant Dark Pink alongside Sky Blue to create a striking color contrast.
Aguilera Dark Pink Selling Tips
Sell Aguilera Dark Pink to customers looking for a low-maintenance annual for a container or landscape border. Floss Flower flourishes in full sun with plenty of heat. Fluffy, button-shaped flowers bloom from spring through fall, maintaining a tidy appearance without deadheading. Even in extreme heat, this plant requires only moderate water. Aguilera offers ornamental interest without adding to garden maintenance. Aguilera Dark Pink attracts butterflies and hummingbirds to the garden and resists deer. Combine this plant in borders or containers with Begonia, Celosia, Marigold, Cosmos, Lobelia, and Petunia.
Coach Your Customer
1. Space plants 10-12" apart in well-drained soil in full or partial sun.
2. Water regularly, but don't allow standing water or completely dry soil, especially in containers.
3. Remove plants from the garden after the first frost.
General Growing Tips For Your Rooted Cutting Liner
For best results with Aguilera Dark Pink, use well-drained soil in full sun with medium feed (150-200 ppm), a pH of 6.0-6.5, and an EC of 0.6-0.9. Plant one rooted liner per 4-inch container or two to three plugs per 10-inch pot. Maintain daytime temperatures of 70-80 degrees and nighttime temperatures of 58-62 degrees during finishing. You may see spider mites. This plant isn't prone to disease.
Medium button-shaped dark pink flowers bloom from spring through fall.
Pinch once after transplanting.
Space containers for adequate airflow around the base of each plant and to allow sun to penetrate to the soil level.
This plant doesn't require PGRs.
You may see spider mites.
This plant isn't prone to disease. Take precaution against fungus and mildew in your greenhouse by watering at the base of each plant in the morning, providing adequate airflow, and allowing sunlight to penetrate to the soil level of each container.
Planting Aguilera Dark Pink Liners
We recommend planting one liner per 4-inch container or 2-3 liners per 10-inch container. Use a well-drained soil and completely bury the ellepot centered or equally spaced in your pot.
Rooted Cuttings Cuttings vary in size between different plant families. These rooted starter plants will arrive ready to be transplanted in to your final container. If they are to be used in a landscape application, you will need to establish them in a 4 inch pot or an 1801 before planting outside.
Ageratum Aguilera Dark Pink Quick Reference Guide
|4 Inch crop time||4-6 Weeks|
|10 Inch crop time||10-12 Weeks|
|Bloom Period||Fall, Spring, Summer|
|Light||Full Sun, Partial Sun|