Excellent annual cut Aster. Large double flowers with light, piped center. Very straight firm stems.
Broad, bushy habit. Long lasting flower.
Cool weather annual. Easily grown in rich, consistently moist, well-drained soils in full sun to part shade.
Do not allow soils to dry out. Plants appreciate good air circulation. Tall flowers may need staking or other support.
Genus - Callistephus
Species - Chinensis
Variety - Sylvia
Common name - Princess Aster
Germination rate - 90%
Pre-Treatment - Not-required
Plant type - Annual Flower
Hardiness zones - 3 - 10
Exposure - Full Sun, partial shade
Height - 0.60 m
Spread - 0.50 m
Growth rate - Fast
Bloom season - July - October
Leaf / Flower color - Green / Dark Red
Soil PH - Acid - Neutral - Alkaline
Soil type - Rich, evenly moist, well drained
Water requirements - Average, high
Landscape uses - Beds, borders, cottage gardens, cutting gardens or pots/containers
Sow inside in March or in cold frames or outdoors in beds in April.
Cover lightly with soil, firm and keep moist.
It is recommended to cover seeds with a thin layer of fleece to keep an even moisture and avoid mouldy soil.
Change the location for Aster production every year to prevent wilt.
Rotate crop every 6-8 years.
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