Cut individual stems for design work or use as a bunch. Semidouble, 1-1 1/2" blooms in red, carmine, rose, scarlet, blue, light blue, blue-tipped and rose-tipped whites. Each plant bears dozens of flowers. Also known as summer aster. Ht. 25-34". Avg. 11,400 seeds/oz. Packet: 100 seeds.
Latin Name: Callistephus chinensis
Days to Maturity or Bloom:
Shipping Information & Notes
DAYS TO GERMINATION: 10-14 days at 70-72°F (21-22°C)
SOWING: Transplant (recommended) - Sow 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.
HARVEST: Outside ray florets begin to open. Place immediately in water with floral preservative. Lasts 2-3 weeks in vase.
NOTES: Support, such as horizontal mesh (Hortonova) is recommended. Row covers help prevent spread of disease by leafhoppers.