Flowers - Aster, Crego Mix


$199 USD
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Description

The Crego Mix Aster (Callistephus chinensis) is a showy collection of full 4" flower heads with delicate curled petals in multiple pastel hues of red, white, pink, and purple. Also called China Aster, it resembles the Chrysanthemum and grows 2'-3' tall. A soft accent in the garden or as a cut flower.

  • Life cycle: Annual
  • Bloom season: Summer, fall
  • Attracts: Bees, butterflies, and other pollinators
  • Flower meaning: Afterthought, daintiness, elegance, love of variety, patience

SEED PLANTING TIPS

  • Botanical name: Callistephus chinensis
  • Hardiness zones: 2-11
  • Planting season: Spring
  • Days to maturity: 90-120
  • Cold stratify: No
  • Depth to plant seeds: Lightly cover - seeds need light to germinate
  • Spacing between plants: 8"-12" apart
  • Days to germinate (sprout): 14-21 days
  • Germination soil temps: 70F-75F
  • Soil types: Loamy, well-drained
  • Soil pH: 5.5-7.5
  • Water needs: Average
  • Sun needs: Full sun, part shade
  • Frost tolerant: No
  • Drought tolerant: No
  • Deer resistant: Yes

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