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CALLISTEPHUS chinensis 'Ballet Mix'( BALLET SERIES)
Ballet Mix China Aster, China Aster
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Late summer is time for the display of puffy, frilly, frizzy blossoms! The Ballet Mix China aster includes a collection of bushy annuals, all native to China. Green foliage is accented by a range of colorful blooms the size of golf balls. Nearly all double (extra petals) formed, the flower petals are needle-thin and are colored either white, pink, rose, salmon, magenta, violet or purple with a white center. The large frizzy-petaled flowers are held on compacted upright 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 it will not reflower since long daylengths are required for flower bud formation. 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 an 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
18"-22" / 45.7cm - 55.9cm
14"-16" / 35.6cm - 40.6cm
Late Summer, Early Fall
White, Yellow, Purple, Pink, Rose, Salmon, Crimson, Violet, Blue Violet
Bedding Plant, Container, Cutflower, Mixed Border, Wildflower
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