Latin Name:Callistephus chinensis
Type:Annual, very fast growing to 38"
Sun Light:Full sun to partial shade
Average Germination:7-21 days
Zones:All, usually grown in summer
Bloom size: up to 4"
Colors: Mixed colors of all types
Bloom time: summer till frost
Soil: Medium fertility, loose well drained
Sow:No more than 1/4" deep as the seeds are very small. Keep soil moist and use a slug bait to prevent your seedlings from being eaten in one night
Fertilizer: Fertilize with a balanced fertilizer weekly at 1/2 strength or every two weeks as directed.
When to plant: After the weather warms up
Propagation: Seed. Readily grows from seed
Description: One of the most popular cut flowers grown today, Beautiful colors shapes and sizes to capture every need. Grow aster in pots, gardens, cottage gardens, anywhere for wonderful cut flowers.