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CALLISTEPHUS chinensis( MATADOR™ DEEP BLUE, MATADOR™ SERIES)
China Aster, Matador™ Deep Blue Aster
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Lovers of showy, long-lasting cutflowers take note! The Matador™ Deep Blue China aster is an upright and well-branched annual that has a high quality, mum-like purple flower with yellowy core. The China aster is native to China and this particular cultivar was developed by the German plant breeding company, Ernst Benary. Green foliage grows upon well-branching long stems that are topped with purple flowers summer to early fall. The double (extra petaled) pompon-like flowers with small yellowy centers are held on thigh-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. Sturdy, long stems make 'Matador™ Deep Blue' an exceptional cutflower. Grow plants as fillers in the middle depths of a mixed border or annual bed.
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
30"-36" / 76.2cm - 91.4cm
14"-18" / 35.6cm - 45.7cm
Summer, Late Summer, Early Fall
Bedding Plant, Cutflower, Mixed Border
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