Liliput Aster (Callistephus Chinensis Moonshine) 100 seeds (#1457)
China Aster Liliput Moonshine surprises with its beutiful colorful flowers - blue or red with delicate white edges.
Grows up to 50 cm in height. Flowering over a period from August to late autumn.
Suitable as part of a border. They are also used often as a cut flower in arrangements.
Approximately 100 seeds in 0.3 g packet.
Genus - Callistephus
Species - Chinensis
Variety - Moonshine
Common name - Liliput Aster
Pre-Treatment - Not-required
Hardiness zones - 3 - 10
Height - 0,50 m
Spread - 0,25 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 - Regular light watering
Landscape uses - In the garden these plants look great as part of a border; they are also used often as a cut flower in arrangements.
Bloom season - August - October
Leaf / Flower color - Green / Red or Blue with white edges
Seeds should be lightly covered once sown. Sow in the spring, following the last frost.
If you plan to grow China Aster as seedlings indoors for later transplanting then they should be germinated at a temperature of +18-21C for two weeks. Seeds should be sown in peat pots in a vermiculite mix and water supplied from below.
After about seven or eight weeks the seedlings can be planted in the garden in an area of partial shade or full sun with a spacing of 30-50cm.
They prefer to grow in a rich soil that has good drainage and a pH of 6 to 7.
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