China Aster - Key Growing Information

Single China aster (Callistephus chinensis), of a rich, purple hue.
DAYS TO GERMINATION: 10-14 days at 70-72°F (21-22°C)

SOWING: Transplant (recommended) - Sow 1/8" deep in flats indoors 6-8 weeks before last frost. Direct seed - After last frost. Provide support. Row covers help prevent spread of disease by leafhoppers.

LIGHT PREFERENCE: Sun.

PLANT HEIGHT: Varies.

PLANT SPACING: 6-12".

HARDINESS ZONES: Annual.

VASE LIFE: 7-10 days.

HARVEST: Outside ray florets begin to open. Place immediately in water.

SOIL REQUIREMENTS: Fertile, well-drained soil. pH: 5.5-7.5 preferred.

NOTES:
Support, such as Hortonova (horizontal mesh) is recommended. Row covers help prevent spread of disease by leafhoppers.

SCIENTIFIC NAME: Callistephus chinensis