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CALLISTEPHUS chinensis 'Benary's Princess Blue'( BENARY'S PRINCESS SERIES)
Benary's Princess Blue Aster, China Aster
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Combining the prettiness of the daisy and chrysanthemum flowers, late summer presents the wonderful Benary's Princess Blue aster. This China aster is a bushy but sturdy-stemmed annual native to China but developed by the Ernst Benary plant breeders in Germany. Green foliage is accented by golf ball-sized blooms that are dome-shaped. The double (extral petals) flowers have violet-purple petals and tubular center florets with a vivid yellow eye. Flowers are held on knee-high upright to slightly mounding plants.
China asters can be planted in loam or sandy soil in well drained conditions and full sun. Do not bother to deadhead spent blossoms as they will not reflower; the plants require long daylengths for flower buds to form. These plants are susceptible to yellow wilt so avoid overwatering or poorly drained soils as once leaf yellowing occurs there is no treatment. 'Benary's Princess Blue' is ideal for cutflowers or en massed in borders or as container plantings.
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
22"-28" / 55.9cm - 71.1cm
16"-20" / 40.6cm - 50.8cm
Late Summer, Early Fall
Yellow, Purple, Violet, Plum
Bedding Plant, Container, Cutflower, Mixed Border
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