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Matsumoto Blue Aster Seeds

$4.25

Matsumoto Blue Aster Seeds

$4.25
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 Callistephus chinensis

 

 

|100 Seeds|

 

 A very classy cutflower that may be harvested by the individual stem or in its entirety. Flowers sport distinct yellow centers amidst a variety of shades including apricot, blue, pink, red, rose, salmon and white. 2" semi-double blooms are concentrated at the top of strong 2-1/2' stems. Heat resistant. Fusarium tolerance is an added plus.   Height of 30" and a 15-20" spread. 100 Days.

Package 100 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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