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CALLISTEPHUS chinensis (CREGO SERIES)

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Family

Asteraceae

Botanical Name

CALLISTEPHUS chinensis( CREGO SERIES)

Plant Common Name

China Aster, Crego China Aster

General Description

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 either pink, purple, blue or white. The large feathery flowers are held on tall plants.

China aster can be planted in loam or sandy soil in well drained conditions and full sun. This plant is susceptible to wilt so avoid overwatering or poorly drained soils. It is ideal for a cutflower or as an en masse, border or container planting.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    9 - 1

  • Plant Type

    Annual

  • Sun Exposure

    Full Sun

  • Height

    20"-28" / 50.8cm - 71.1cm

  • Width

    10"-18" / 25.4cm - 45.7cm

  • Bloom Time

    Early Summer, Summer, Late Summer, Early Fall, Fall, Late Fall

  • Native To

    China

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Acidic, Neutral

  • Soil Drainage

    Well Drained

  • Soil type

    Loam, Sand

  • Growth Rate

    Medium

  • Water Requirements

    Average Water

  • Habit

    Upright/Erect

  • Seasonal Interest

    Spring, Summer, Fall

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    White, Blue, Purple, Pink, Rose, Blue Violet

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Green

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Green

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Green

  • Fragrant Flowers

    No

  • Fragrant Fruit

    No

  • Fragrant Foliage

    No

  • Bark or Stem Fragrant

    No

  • Flower Petal Number

    Single, Double, Semi-Double

  • Repeat Bloomer

    Yes

  • Showy Fruit

    No

  • Edible Fruit

    No

  • Showy Foliage

    No

  • Foliage Texture

    Medium

  • Foliage Sheen

    Matte

  • Evergreen

    No

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Usage

    Bedding Plant, Container, Cutflower, Mixed Border

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Self-Sowing

    Yes