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Bonita Blue Aster Seeds

$4.99

Bonita Blue Aster Seeds

$4.99
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 Callistephus chinensis

 |500 Seeds|

 

Bonita Aster has beautiful, fully-double pompon flowers that color completely. The 2 inch diameter flowers remain attractive even while they are aging. Bonitas flowers are held at a perfect angle for maximum impact and have a flower size that is similar to Matsumoto. Although Bonita crop time is one week longer than Matsumoto, both also have a fusarium resistance.. 

500 Seeds

 

Flower Garden – Tips on Growing 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 72-76ºF. 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 70ºF and the night temperatures do not go below 68ºF.
  • Grow in full sun with an air temperature of at  least 68ºF.

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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