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CALLISTEPHUS chinensis( FAN® SERIES)
China Aster, Fan® Aster
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Lovers of cutflowers take note! The Fan® Series of China aster includes a collection of upright annuals, all native to China. 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, yellow or white. The small, button-like flowers with golden centers are held on knee-high 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; 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 Fan® Series are exceptional cutflowers as each member of the series blooms at a slightly staggered time, allowing extended crops across summer and fall. Use them as fillers in the middle depths of a mixed border or annual bed on in containers.
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
20"-24" / 50.8cm - 61.0cm
10"-15" / 25.4cm - 38.1cm
Summer, Late Summer, Early Fall
White, Yellow, Purple, Pink, Rose, Crimson, Lavender, Blue Violet
Bedding Plant, Container, Cutflower, Mixed Border, Wildflower
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