Pot 'N Patio Blue (Aster)

Latin Name: Callistephus chinensis

Item #: 628C

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1M = 1,000 Seeds

Difficulty:

Easy

Suitable for Containers:

Yes

Suitable for Small Pots

Yes

(6 in/16 cm) Dark green, bushy, uniform, dwarf plants produce fully double, rounded 2.5 in/7 cm blue blooms about 90 days from seed. Pkt. contains 25 seeds.
(6 in/16 cm) Dark green, bushy, uniform, dwarf plants produce fully double, rounded 2.5 in/7 cm blue blooms about 90 days from seed. Plants are day neutral, so they do not need extra light or block shade cloth. Also used as a spring or fall bedding plant in cool, short day length conditions. Pkt. contains 25 seeds.

ASTER

Annual 12,000 seeds per oz/28 gr.

GREENHOUSE SOWING: Sow seed 6 weeks before sale time. Seeds germinate between 65-80%, depending on color. For best results, germinate at 70°F/21°C. Maintain a 12 hour light period for earlier crops. Harden plants off at 55-60°F/13-16°C. Asters like a soil with a pH level of 6.5-7.0. To prevent Asters yellow, treat plants with a granular systemic.

HOME GARDEN: Sow outdoors in early May after danger of severe frost has past. Cover seed 1/4 in/ 6 mm with fine soil and firm. For continuous blooming into late fall, plant a new crop every two weeks. When plants are 2 in/ 5 cm tall, thin or transplant 12 in/31 cm apart. Asters like rich, moist soil. Asters bloom from late August to frost.

Deadhead for increased blooming and to prevent reseeding, if volunteer plants are not wanted. This plant attracts bees and butterflies, as well as resisting deer.

 

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