Flowers Aster

Valkyrie Brunhilde Chamois
China Aster Seed

Product ID: 3500

Pale apricot blooms.

Needle- or quilled-type blooms atop long, sturdy stems add a delicate appearance to arrangements. 3 1/2–5 1/2" flowers bloom in pastel apricot — a shade lighter than Tower Chamois. Easy to harvest due to the well-branched plants' open, airy habit. Long vase life. Also known as summer aster. Ht. 26–32". Avg. 13,600 seeds/oz. Packet: 50 seeds.
NOTE: Our current seed lot contains 5–8% off-types which produce single blooms and color variation (white and pink).


Item cannot be ordered at this time. Estimated availability Sep 30, 2022

500 Seeds

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1,000 Seeds

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DAYS TO GERMINATION: 10-14 days at 70-72°F (21-22°C)

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.


PLANT HEIGHT: Varies depending on variety.



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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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).


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