Needle- or Quilled-type blooms atop long sturdy stems. Large, brightly colored, 3½ - 5½" flowers bloom in white, light yellow, pink, crimson, rose, and dark and light purple. Easy to harvest due to the well-branched plant's open airy habit. Long vase life. Ht. 26-32". Avg. 14,200 seeds/oz. Packet: 50 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.