Bonita Shell Pink Film-Coated China Aster Seed
New! Highly uniform, healthy, productive plants.
Fully double 1 1/2–2 1/2" wide, light pink blooms with glowing, golden-peach centers. Vigorous, densely branching, spray-type plants with pompom-type flowers. Fusarium resistant. Seed has been coated with conventional film-coating for ease of sowing. Certified-organic growers, please check suitability with your certifier. Ht. 32-36". Avg. 13,800 seeds/oz. Packet: 50 seeds.
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SOWING: Transplant (recommended) - Sow 1/8" deep into 72-cell flats or preferred seedling container, 6-8 weeks before last frost. Heat and reduced daylength initiate flowering. Establish plantings early to avoid short stems. Direct seed - After your last frost date and when soil temperature is 65-70°F (18-21°C). Provide support. Row cover or insect netting helps prevent the spread of Aster Yellows Virus by leafhoppers. Pinching not required.
LIGHT PREFERENCE: Sun.
PLANT HEIGHT: Varies depending on variety.
PLANT SPACING: 6-12".
HARDINESS ZONES: Annual.
VASE LIFE: 7-10 days.
HARVEST: Fresh: Outside ray florets begin to open. Place immediately in water. Dried: When blooms are fully open.
SOIL REQUIREMENTS: Fertile, well-drained soil. pH: 5.5-7.5 preferred.
USES: Cut flowers, borders.
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Callistephus chinensis
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