All the elegance and beauty of peonies and garden mums in an easy-to-grow annual. Bloom size avg. 2-3" with 13-20 stems per plant. Tower features uniform bloom time and plant height across the series and mix. Colors include yellow, chamois, white, red, blue, violet, dusty pink, cherry rose, silver, and salmon. Colors are subject to slight variance due to seed availability. Also known as summer aster. Ht. 28-32". Avg. 14,000 seeds/oz. Packet: 50 seeds.
DAYS TO GERMINATION: 10-14 days at 70-72°F (21-22°C).
SOWING: Horizontal support may be necessary. Transplant (recommended): Sow 6-8 weeks before last frost. Transplant into cell packs or individual containers when the first true leaves appear. Harden off and transplant after the last frost. Row covers help prevent the spread of disease by leaf hoppers. Remove the covers before flowers bloom. Direct seed: Sow after the last frost when the soil temperature is 65-70°F (18-21°C).
LIGHT PREFERENCE: Sun.
SOIL REQUIREMENTS: Fertile, well-drained soil.
PLANT SPACING: 6-12". Pinching is unnecessary.
HARDINESS ZONES: Annual.
HARVEST: Fresh: When outside ray florets begin to open. Place immediately in water with floral preservative. Note: Vase life is 5-10 days.
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Days To Maturity
Average number of days from seeding date until ready for harvest.
110 - 120 Days
Plants can be Annuals (single growing season), Perennials (grow year after year), Tender Perennials (grow year after year in warmer climates; and in some cases when given special protection in colder climates), or Biennials (require two years to mature).
Hybrid: The offspring of a cross between two or more distinct parent lines, usually of same species, and selected for improved traits.<br>Open-pollinated: A non-hybrid variety that can reproduce itself in kind, demonstrating relatively stable traits from one generation to the next.