Excellent annual cut flower. Nice in groups.
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.
Good to sow till Jan 2020.
Genus - Callistephus
Species - Chinensis
Variety - Corinna
Common name - Princess Aster
Pre-Treatment - Not-required
Hardiness zones - 3 - 10
Height - 0.60 m
Spread - 0.25 m
Plant type - Annual Flower
Exposure - Full Sun, partial shade
Growth rate - Fast
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
Bloom season - July - October
Leaf / Flower color - Green / White
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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