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Aster Seeds

Callistephus chinensis
Pixie Princess Aster Seeds Pixie Princess Aster Seeds
Excellent for borders, edges, and containers.Superb fully double pastel blooms on 8" plants.
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Item #A-124 | 150 Seeds | Price: $2.95
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Flower Garden Tips on Growing Annual Aster From Seed

Sow Indoors

  • Keep media moist and near saturation by watering before planting seed.
  • Do not cover or bury the seed, just press lightly into the wet soil, as Aster seeds needs light for germination.
  • Germination improves when you give the seed a cold treatment when seed is started indoors, place the seed in its seed tray outdoors at 40 degrees or in the refrigerator for 2-3 weeks. After cold treatment start indoors at a temperature of 72-76F. Germination should occur within 2-3 weeks.
  • If you have high lights or a greenhouse you can start 8 weeks before your last frost.
  • If you do not have high lights or a greenhouse you should start your seeds 12-14 weeks prior to your last frost.
  • You can transplant the seedlings when they have 4 true leaves 2-3 inches apart.

To Direct Sow

  • Do not cover or bury the seed, just press lightly into the wet soil, as Aster seeds needs light for germination.
  • Make sure that the soil temperature is at least 70F and the night temperatures do not go below 68F.
  • Grow in full sun with an air temperature of at least 68F.

USDA Hardiness Zone -First Frost Date- Last Frost Date

  • Zone 1 -July 15th -June 15th
  • Zone 2 -August 15th- May 15th
  • Zone 3 -September 15th May 15th
  • Zone 4 -September 15th May 15th
  • Zone 5 -October 15th April 15th
  • Zone 6 -October 15th April 15th
  • Zone 7 -October 15th April 15th
  • Zone 8 -November 15th March 15th
  • Zone 9 -December 15th February 15th
  • Zone 10 -December 15th January 31st (sometimes earlier)
  • Zone 11 _No frost. No frost.

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