Flowers - Aster, Powderpuff (China Aster)

$199 USD

The Powderpuff Aster (Callistephus chinensis) puts out a huge fully double flower that looks like a pom-pom in multiple pastel hues of white, pink, and purple. Also called China Aster, it resembles the Chrysanthemum and grows 2'-3' tall. A soft accent in the garden or tied with a ribbon into a long-lasting bouquet.

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


  • 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: 12"-24" apart
  • Days to germinate (sprout): 14-21 days
  • Germination soil temps: 70F-75F
  • Soil types: Loamy, rich, moist, well-drained
  • Soil pH: 5.8-6.5
  • Water needs: Average
  • Sun needs: Full sun, part shade
  • Drought tolerant: No
  • Deer resistant: Yes

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