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Aster 'Ostrich Plume Mixed'Callistephus chinensisChina Aster

Just £1.69

Half-Hardy Annual
What is Half-Hardy Annual?
A plant that completes its entire life cycle (growth, reproduction, death) in one season.
Can be grown outdoors but requires winter protection from frosts and temperatures below 0C.

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A popular variety of Callistephus with long sturdy stems which are ideal for cutting for a vase indoors! Feathery, double flower heads in a sparkling array of colours are borne non-stop from late summer right through until late autumn. Easy to grow in beds, borders and containers, Aster 'Ostrich Plume Mixed' is an exceptional plant for continuous late season colour. Height: 40cm (16"). Spread: 30cm (12").

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Patio, Cottage Gardens, Cut Flower Garden

Half-hardy

Full sun

Up to 40cm (15.7in)

Up to 30cm (11.8in)

Easy for all

Easy for all

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Feed and water frequently throughout the summer to ensure an endless supply of flowers. Deadhead faded Callistephus flowers to encourage more blooms to be produced.

Sow China aster seeds from March to April at 20-30C (68-86F) on the surface of a good quality seed compost. Do not cover the seed. Keep the soil damp but not wet and do not exclude light as this helps germination. Place in a propagator or seal the seed tray inside a polythene bag until after germination, which usually takes 7-21 days. When seedlings are large enough to handle, transplant and grow them on in cooler conditions until large enough to plant outdoors.


When China aster plants are well grown and all risk of frost has passed, acclimatise them to outdoor conditions over 7 to 10 days before planting outdoors in their final positions. Grow asters in full sun in fertile, moist, well drained, non-acidic soil at a distance of 30cm (12") apart.

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