Silvery-lilac quilled aster.4–6" wide, silvery-lilac blooms open with a creamy colored center, darkening to lilac-blue as blooms mature. Long, sturdy stems. Easy to harvest due to the well-branched plant’s open and airy habit. Similar to the Valkyrie series in general performance and plant habit. Long vase life. Also known as summer aster.
Ht. 24–32". Avg. 14,200 seeds/oz. Packet: 50 seeds.
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 planting out. Heat and reduced daylength initiate flowering. Establish plantings early to avoid short stems. Direct seed – Once 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.
LIGHT PREFERENCE: Sun.
PLANT HEIGHT: Varies depending on variety.
PLANT SPACING: 6-12".
HARDINESS ZONES: Annual.
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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