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CALLISTEPHUS chinensis 'Pot 'N Patio Pink'

Image of Callistephus chinensis 'Pot 'N Patio Pink' (POT 'N PATIO SERIES)

Family

Asteraceae

Botanical Name

CALLISTEPHUS chinensis 'Pot 'N Patio Pink'( POT 'N PATIO SERIES)

Plant Common Name

China Aster, Pot 'N Patio Pink China Aster

Special Notice

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General Description

The Pot ‘N Patio Series are selections of China Aster bred for compactness, double flowers, and a range of colors. The parent species, native to China, is a bushy, green-leaved annual. These selections are dense, small, fast-growing, bushy, annuals that send up short stalks above the leaves bearing large, double flowers (extra petals) that are round and domed, in colors ranging from white through pink to pinkish-red and purple. Flowering continues from mid-summer through fall, Deadheading encourages continuous bloom.

Grow the Pot ‘N Patio series en masse as bedding plants in a bed or border, or in a container. They grow and flower best in full sun and moist, well-drained, fertile soil. They are susceptible to wilt so avoid overwatering or poorly drained soils. The flowers are excellent for cutting.

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

  • Height

    8"-36" / 20.3cm - 91.4cm

  • Width

    10"-18" / 25.4cm - 45.7cm

  • Bloom Time

    Early Summer, Summer, Late Summer, Early Fall, Fall, Late 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

    Upright/Erect

  • Seasonal Interest

    Spring, Summer, Fall

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    White, Yellow, Purple, Pink, Rose, Crimson, Blue Violet

  • 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

    Single, Double, Semi-Double

  • Repeat Bloomer

    Yes

  • 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

  • Self-Sowing

    Yes