Aster Powderpuff Seed Mix (Callistephus chinensis) is one of the most common flowers used for cut flower arrangements. They have large circular blooms in a variety of different colors, such as red, lavender, white, and pink. They'll reach about two feet in height, and every stem has a double flower at the end, giving your garden a nice full appearance. While they prefer the sun, they will also bloom well in light shade. Expect them to bloom into the summer, unless you begin germination indoors around 6 to 8 weeks prior to the final expected frost.
Germination can be expected anywhere between 10 and 14 days, and when sowing, make sure that the plants are roughly 8 inches apart. Your soil should be well-drained, but watered regularly, making sure that the plants become well established in the soil. Once the plants have started to mature, watering can be cut down. They are also great flowers for a gardener trying to keep pests away, as they are deer resistant. With a beautiful, fragrant scent, they're perfect for out in the garden, as a potted plant, or as cut flowers in the home.
|Name:||China Aster Seeds - Powderpuff Mix|
|Botanical Name:||Callistephus chinensis|
|Light Requirement:||Full Sun|
|Plant Type:||Dense Double Blooms, Upright Habit, Branching Stems|
|Features:||Open Pollinated, Attracts Pollinators, Container Garden, Easy to Grow & Maintain, Cut Flower Garden|
|Blooms:||Summer, Late Summer, Early Fall, Fall|
|Days to Maturity:||60-90 Days|
|Plant Height:||24 inches|
|Plant Spacing:||6-8 inches|
|Planting Depth:||1/8 inch|
|Sowing Method:||Direct Sow|
|Seeds per Pound:||204,200|
|Hardiness Zones:||3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9|