Edible usesThere are no edible uses listed for Ageratum conyzoides.
Seed - sow late winter or early spring in a warm greenhouse and only just cover the seed. Prick out the seedlings when large enough to handle and plant out after the last expected frosts. Seed can also be sown in situ in the spring and, for earlier blooms, it is possible to sow it in late summer or early autumn, though it will need to be overwintered in a warm greenhouse.
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Succeeds in full sun in a sheltered position in any reasonably fertile moisture-retentive soil that does not dry out in the summer. Plant vigour and flowering periods are much reduced on dry soils. This species is not frost hardy, though it can be grown as a summer annual in Britain. The fresh plant is malodorous.
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Associations & Interactions
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Polycultures & Guilds
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