Aster (Callistephus Chinensis liliput Ribbon Blue) 150 seeds (#2289)
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A beautiful variety 25cm in height with a compact, shrub-like habit. Original large full peony flowers in blue-violet with white rim and yellow centers. Flowering from July to October.
Recommended for low edges, borders, boxes and for pots.
Full sunlight or light shade. Good drainage. Soil pH 5.5 to 7. Rich soil. Regular light watering. Feed with fertilizer two times during the growing season. May need support. Summer mulch. Deadhead.
Weed around plants to prevent competition. Grow in a different location every year. Do not overcrowd.
Approximately 150 seeds in 0,5g packet.
Genus - Callistephus
Species - Chinensis liliput
Variety - Ribbon Blue
Common name - Aster
Pre-Treatment - Not-required
Hardiness zones - 3 - 10
Height - 0,25 m
Spread - 0,25 m
Plant type - Annual Flower
Exposure - Full sun, part shade
Growth rate - Fast
Soil PH - Mildly acid to neutral (pH 5.5-7)
Soil type - Rich, well drained
Water requirements - Regular light watering
Landscape uses - In the garden these plants look great as part of a border; they are also used often as a cut flower in arrangements.
Bloom season - Summer
Leaf / Flower color - Green / Blue-violet
Seeds should be lightly covered once sown. Sow in the spring, following the last frost.
If you plan to grow China Aster as seedlings indoors for later transplanting then they should be germinated at a temperature of +18-21C for two weeks. Seeds should be sown in peat pots in a vermiculite mix and water supplied from below.
After about seven or eight weeks the seedlings can be planted in the garden in an area of partial shade or full sun with a spacing of 30-50cm.
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