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CALLISTEPHUS chinensis 'Astoria Mix'( ASTORIA SERIES)
Astoria Mix, China Aster
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The Astoria Mix China aster includes a collection of bushy but sturdy-stemmed annuals, all native to China. Green foliage is accented by a range of colorful blooms with yellow centers, flowering earlier in summer than others, in either magenta, violet-blue, pink-violet, hot pink or white. The large feathery flowers are held on knee-high mounding plants.
China aster can be planted in loam or sandy soil in well drained conditions and full sun. Do not bother to deadhead spent blossoms as those in the 'Astoria Mix' will not reflower since it needs long daylengths for flower buds to form. This plant is susceptible to yellow wilt so avoid overwatering or poorly drained soils as once leaf yellowing occurs there is no treatment. It is ideal for a cutflower or as en massed border or container planting.
9 - 1
1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Full Sun, Partial Sun
24"-28" / 61.0cm - 71.1cm
18"-24" / 45.7cm - 61.0cm
Summer, Late Summer
White, Yellow, Hot Pink, Magenta, Blue Violet, Plum
Bedding Plant, Container, Cutflower, Mixed Border, Wildflower
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