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CALLISTEPHUS chinensis 'Nevita Rose'

Image of Callistephus chinensis 'Nevita Rose' (NEVITA SERIES)

Jesse Saylor

Family

Asteraceae

Botanical Name

CALLISTEPHUS chinensis 'Nevita Rose'( NEVITA SERIES)

Plant Common Name

China Aster

Special Notice

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General Description

Button-like and bicolored, the Nevita Rose China aster is a nicely branching annual native to China that has rosy magenta flowers with a yellow eye. Green foliage is topped by golf ball-sized flowers beginning in midsummer. The flattened blossoms are held on knee-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. Resistant to various wilt diseases, 'Nevita Rose' is best when not overwatered or in poorly drained soils as once leaf yellowing occurs there is no treatment. This selction is nice as a cutflower or en massed in border or container plantings.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    9 - 1

  • Sunset Zone

    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

  • Plant Type

    Annual

  • Sun Exposure

    Full Sun, Partial Sun

  • Height

    16"-20" / 40.6cm - 50.8cm

  • Width

    18"-22" / 45.7cm - 55.9cm

  • Bloom Time

    Summer, Late Summer, Early Fall

  • Native To

    China

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Acidic, Neutral

  • Soil Drainage

    Well Drained

  • Soil type

    Loam, Sand

  • Growth Rate

    Medium

  • Water Requirements

    Average Water

  • Habit

    Cushion/Mound-forming

  • Seasonal Interest

    Summer, Fall

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    Yellow, Magenta, Rose

  • Flower Color Modifier

    Bicolor

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Green

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Green

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Green

  • Fragrant Flowers

    No

  • Fragrant Fruit

    No

  • Fragrant Foliage

    No

  • Bark or Stem Fragrant

    No

  • Flower Petal Number

    Double, Semi-Double

  • Repeat Bloomer

    No

  • Showy Fruit

    No

  • Edible Fruit

    No

  • Showy Foliage

    No

  • Foliage Texture

    Medium

  • Foliage Sheen

    Matte

  • Evergreen

    No

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Usage

    Bedding Plant, Container, Cutflower, Mixed Border

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Attracts

    Butterflies

  • Self-Sowing

    Yes