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CALLISTEPHUS chinensis 'Lilliput Blue Moon'
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Unique, purple and lavender flowers that look like large buttons are the showpiece of the Lilliput Blue Moon China aster. This is a bushy, upright annual native to China. Green foliage lines the upright stems tha are topped by a flattened dick floret that is purple and surrounding by tiny lavender petals, attracting butterflies.
China aster can be planted in loam or sandy soil in well drained conditions and full sun. Deadhead spent blossoms only early in summer as 'Lilliput Blue Moon' may not reflower since long daylengths are required for new flower bud formation. This plant is less susceptible to disease wilt but still avoid overwatering or poorly drained soils as once leaf yellowing occurs there is no treatment. It is ideal for a cutflower or as an en massed border or container planting.
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
15"-20" / 38.1cm - 50.8cm
Early Summer, Summer, Late Summer
Bedding Plant, Container, Cutflower, Mixed Border
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