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Callistephus chinensis 'Tower Chamois'

A fashionable new colour of a fashionable, stellar-explosion-style of aster.
1

150 seeds

5 seedlings

10 seedlings

Delivery:

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sow Under Cover
Direct Sow/ Plant Out
Flowers/ Harvest

Details:

Type
Half-Hardy Annual
Position
Kitchen Garden
Soil
Acid - Neutral
Flowers
July - October
Height
75cm (30in)
Group/Species
chinensis
Common name
China Aster
Moisture
Well-drained
Aspect
Full Sun
Spread
30cm (12in)
Cultivation
Sow undercover March-April. Keep warm and moist. Pot up when seedlings are 2-3cm tall. Grow on somewhere light and cool but frost free. Harden off before planting out when all danger of frost has passed. Any spindly plants can be pinched back.

Description

A fashionable new colour of a fashionable, stellar-explosion-style of aster. Like many of the aster family, these flower long and hard into autumn. And last for AGES in a vase.

Care Tips

Water in well for two weeks or so while the roots get established. Stake plants individually or grow through netting or mesh. Ensure supports are in place while plants are still young. Pick regularly for the vase.