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(Benary's Princess Formula Mix Aster, China Aster)
Combining the prettiness of the daisy and chrysanthemum flowers, late summer presents the wonderful cutflower asters, the Benary's Princess Formula Mix. This China aster collection of bushy but sturdy-stemmed annuals are all native to China and were developed by the Ernst Benary plant breeders in Germany. Green foliage is accented by a range of colorful blooms the size of golf balls, in either pink, purple, lavender, pink, yellow or white. Flower centers are usually bright yellow. The large dome-shaped...
(China Aster, Crego Mix China Aster)
Crego Series China aster is a bushy annual that is native to China. Green foliage is accented by a range of colorful blooms, from summer to fall, in pink, purple, blue or white. The large feathery flowers are held on tall plants.
Plant China aster in loam or amended sandy soil in moist but well drained conditions and full sun. Slightly alkaline soils are best. Deadhead old flowers to prolong the blooming period. This plant is susceptible to wilt so avoid overwatering or poorly drained soils. Staking...