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CALLISTEPHUS chinensis( FAN® WHITE, FAN® SERIES)
China Aster, Fan® White Aster
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Lovers of daisy cutflowers take note! The Fan® White China aster has purple flowers with yellow eyes in late summer and is native to China. This cultivar was developed by the German plant breeding company, Ernst Benary. Green foliage is accented by upright stems topped in flat, button-like flowers the size of a ping pong ball flowering in late summer to fall. The blossom center is a yellow disk surrounded by white petals, looking like a springtime daisy. This is a knee-high upright plant.
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. An exceptional cutflower, 'Fan® White' can be used as a filler in the middle depths of a mixed border or annual bed or in containers. It brings the pretty look of a classic meadow daisy to the heat of late summer.
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
Late Summer, Early Fall
Bedding Plant, Container, Cutflower, Mixed Border
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