Giant Crego Mixed Aster Seeds 5030

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Giant Crego Mixed Aster Seeds 5030. Also known as Ostrich Feathers because of the loose, gracefully curled arrangement of the petals. Fragrant, immense double flowers averaging 10-15 cm (4-6") in size are perched on top of sturdy 60 cm (2"²) high stems. Colours include white, pink, crimson, salmon-rose, blue and purple. A reliable old favourite that is not invasive. A superb cut flower that can be used in beds, borders or containers in sites with full sun to partial shade.

How to Grow

400 seed/gram. Sow seed directly outdoors in mid May or for earlier flowering, start indoors in a soil-less growing medium from mid March through to early April. Keep seed at the surface as light aids in germination. Seed will germinate in 7-15 days at 21 C (70 F). Note: Germination can be irregular and ranges from 50-80 %. Grow on indoors under lights at a slightly cooler temperature before hardening off and transplanting outside after the danger of frost has passed. Dead head to promote continued flowering.


Additional information

WEIGHT N/A
DIMENSIONS N/A
BLOOMING SEASON BEGINS

High Summer

LIFECYCLE

Annual

PROPAGATION

Start Indoors or Sow Direct in Spring

DAYS TO EMERGENCE

7 to 15 irregular

LIGHT

Full Sun

GROWTH HABIT

Bushy

HEIGHT

Medium (50 to 70 cm)(20" to 28")

FROST TOLERANCE

Killed by Frost

DEGREE OF DIFFICULTY

Easy

HERITAGE

Heirloom

FAMILY NAME

Asteraceae

LATIN

Callistephus chinensis

SUGGESTED USES

Cut flower, Fragrance, Large containers, Later season colour, Massing in a sunny to partially shaded garden, Mid-border plants

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