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King Size Apricot
China Aster Seed

Product ID: 3465

New! Double and semidouble apricot blooms.

2 1/2–3" double and semidouble, light apricot-colored flowers. Compared to Tower Chamois, King Size Apricot plants are taller and equally as productive, blooms are similar in size and a shade lighter with a warmer (creamier yellow) tone, and petals are only slightly curled (whereas Tower Chamois' petals are heavily curled inward toward the center of the bloom). Ht. 34-40". Avg. 14,300 seeds/oz. Packet: 50 seeds.
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$4.10
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$5.25
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$17.50
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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

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Quick Facts

Latin Name

Callistephus chinensis

Days To Maturity

Average number of days from seeding date to harvest, within a specific crop group. If a transplanted crop: average number of days from transplant date. Not sure if crop is direct-seeded or transplanted? Check the Growing Information box for details. If crop can be both direct-seeded or transplanted, days to maturity refers to direct seeding. Days to maturity for all flowers and herbs is calculated from seeding date.

110 - 120 Days

Life Cycle

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).

Annual

Hybrid Status

Hybrid: The offspring of a cross between two or more distinct parent lines, usually of same species, and selected for improved traits.
Open-pollinated: A non-hybrid variety that can reproduce itself in kind, demonstrating relatively stable traits from one generation to the next.

Open Pollinated

Product Features

Use for Cut Flowers and Bouquets Use for Cut Flowers and Bouquets
Variety good for fresh cut-flower displays.

Use for Cut Flowers and Bouquets