Ageratum Aguilera Purple Rooted Cutting Liner

Ageratum Aguilera Purple - Rooted Cutting Liner

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Sold in Liners of 100
Price Per Plug: 49¢
Total Per Tray: $49.00
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Price Per Plug: 64¢
Total Per Tray: $22.40

North Carolina Farms, Inc.
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Ageratum is a beautiful plant native to Mexico and other tropical regions of the Americas, but it's now popular as an annual in temperate areas. Ageratum's green foliage is augmented by bright, "soft-as-cotton" blooms held tightly atop compact plants. Curious people can't resist stopping for a close look and touching the flowers to see if they are as soft as they appear. Your customers will appreciate that ageratum is easy to grow and can tolerate both full sun and partial shade.


Growing Tips

Use a well-drained soil with a pH of 5.8-6.2 and a low nutrient charge. Well-balanced calcium nitrate-based fertilizers work well to build strong and healthy plants. (Excess nitrogen promotes overgrowth and invites disease.) Optimum EC is 0.7- 1.0 mmhos.

Flowering

Optimum temperature is 60-70 °F/16-21 °C. For winter production maintain 60°F/15°C maximum. Temperature is more important than day length for winter flowering. Under low light conditions do not grow too warm, (above 60°F/15°C), or else the stem quality will be reduced and tissue too soft.

Optimum light level is up to 7,000 foot candles/75,000 lux. Whitewashing the glass may be necessary May-September to reduce light intensity. Extending the photoperiod to 16 hours in winter is recommended to ensure sufficient stem length and improve flower quality.

Pinching

Pinching is recommended 5-10 days after transplantation.

Spacing

For green sales in 4 inch/10 cm. pots place one plant per pot and plan on 4 weeks from transplant to shipping. Larger containers in color require 6-7 weeks from transplant.

Height Control

B-Nine is effective at 2,500 ppm/0.25%. Avoid using Kelthane or Ortocides on the crop. Ronilan damages seedlings. Do not apply plant growth regulators during bud formation.

Pests

Ageratum's biggest pests are aphids, whiteflies, thrips, and mites.

Disease

Aguilera Purple are not prone to many diseases, but watch for botrytis while the days are short. This grey rot is usually associated with wet or humid conditions. You can prevent botrytis by allowing the plant to dry out between waterings (but beware that growing too dry may result in red-edged or yellow leaves), allowing for good airflow in your greenhouse, and spacing to allow the sun to penetrate to the soil level. The most common chemicals used to treat botrytis are Medallion and Banrot. Use them as a drench according to each label's instructions.

Planting Aguilera Purple Liners

  1. We recommend planting 1 starter plant per 4 inch pot. Use a well-drained soil in your pot and plant your starter plants deep, allowing the ellepot to be completely covered by the soil. Plant it directly in the middle of your pot.
  2. Pinching is recommended 5-10 days after transplantation. A second pinch may be necessary depending on the size and shape of the final 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 Purple Quick Reference Guide
4" crop time4-6 Weeks
Bloom PeriodSpring, Summer, Fall
ColorPurple
HabitMounding
Height8-12 Inches
LightFull Sun
Minimum Temp60
Perennial ZoneNo
Water NeedsModerate
Patented PlantYes


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