Aster (Callistephus Chinensis Cymes) 300 seeds (#2244)
An annual plant with full white flowers with a creamy-yellow center and crown petals radiating out at the base.
Plant height 50-75cm. It blooms from July to October.
Recommended for cut flowers, beds, borders and flower beds.
China aster can be planted in loam or sandy soil in well drained conditions and full sun. Do not bother to deadhead spent blossoms as 'Hulk' will not reflower since long daylengths are required for flower bud formation. This plant is susceptible to yellow wilt so avoid overwatering or poorly drained soils as once leaf yellowing occurs there is no treatment.
Approximately 300 seeds in 1g packet.
Genus - Callistephus
Species - Chinensis
Variety - Cymes
Common name - Aster
Pre-Treatment - Not-required
Hardiness zones - 3 - 10
Height - 0,50 - 0,75 m
Spread - 0,30 - 0,50 m
Plant type - Annual Flower
Exposure - Full sun, part shade
Growth rate - Fast
Soil PH - Mildly acid to neutral (pH 5.5-7)
Soil type - Rich, well drained
Water requirements - Average
Landscape uses - Bedding Plant, Container, Cutflower, Mixed Border
Bloom season - August - October
Leaf / Flower color - Green / White
Sow seeds from January to May.
Sow on the surface and cover lightly with 2 mm of moist soil or vermiculite.
Germinate at +20-+22C. Germination time - 10-14 days