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CALLISTEPHUS chinensis( DWARF THOUSAND WONDERS SERIES)
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The Dwarf Thousand Wonders Series of China aster includes a collection of low, bushy mounding annuals, all native to China that look like chrysanthemums when in flower. This series was developed by the German plant breeding company, Ernst Benary. Green foliage is accented by a range of colorful blooms, flowering in late summer to fall, in either rose, purples, reds, or white. The large feathery flowers with golden centers are held on ankle-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 it will not reflower; long daylengths are required 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. Plants in the Dwarf Thousand Wonder Series are exceptional as tidy bedding plants, container specimens and fillers as well as edging; they make nice cutflowers even though the stems are very short.
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
7"-10" / 17.8cm - 25.4cm
8"-12" / 20.3cm - 30.5cm
Late Summer, Early Fall
White, Yellow, Purple, Pink, Rose, Crimson, Blue Violet
Bedding Plant, Container, Cutflower, Edging, Mixed Border
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