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Plant description:

Usually grown as a cut flower, asters also make lovely bedding plants. Flowers resemble large daisies and are available in a range of shapes and colours, including purple, blue, red, rose, pink and white. Sow seed during spring and summer, either in trays or directly into beds; space 250mm apart. Plants should flower 15 weeks after sowing. To avoid wilt disease, do not grow asters in the same bed in successive years.

Family: – Asteraceae, Daisy family

Botanical Pronunciation: kal-LISS-steff-us chi-NEN-sis

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Botanical name

Callistephus chinensis

Plant Care

Size

Categories

Flowers

Description:Flowers resemble large daisies and are available in a range of shapes and colours, including purple, blue, red, rose, pink and white.

Common name(s)

Aster, China aster

Origin

Foliage

Description: Foliage is herbaceous and smooth-textured.

Uses in landscape design

Asters make lovely bedding plants.

Uses

Usually grown as a cut flower.

Other languages

Chinese aster (A)

When to sow

Seed sowing instructions

Sow either in trays or directly into beds space 250mm apart.

Description:Flowers resemble large daisies and are available in a range of shapes and colours, including purple, blue, red, rose, pink and white.

Description: Foliage is herbaceous and smooth-textured.
Callistephus chinensis

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