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CALLISTEPHUS chinensis( BENARY'S PRINCESS SERIES)
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Combining the prettiness of the daisy and chrysanthemum flowers, late summer presents the wonderful cutflower asters, the Benary's Princess Series. This China aster collection of bushy but sturdy-stemmed annuals are all native to China but 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 flowers are held on knee-high 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. Members of Benary's Princess Series are 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, Fall
White, Yellow, Red, Purple, Pink, Rose, Blue Violet
Bedding Plant, Container, Cutflower, Mixed Border
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