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CALLISTEPHUS chinensis( STANDY SERIES)
China Aster, Standy Aster
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Lovers of cutflowers take note! The more disesae-resistant Standy Series of China aster includes a collection of upright annuals, all native to China with double (extra petal) blossoms with a yellow and white core. This series was developed by the German plant breeding company, Ernst Benary. Green foliage is accented by a range of colorful blooms, flowering in midsummer to fall, in either rose, light pink, red, magenta, ivory or different shades of blue-purple petals. The flattened, mum-like flowers have all white or white with yellow ringed cores (tubular ray florets) and 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 less susceptible to the many disease wilts but still avoid overwatering or poorly drained soils as once leaf yellowing occurs there is no treatment. Plants in the Standy Series are exceptional cutflowers with their sturdy stems. Use these disease-resitant plants freely 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
25"-30" / 63.5cm - 76.2cm
14"-18" / 35.6cm - 45.7cm
Summer, Late Summer, Early Fall, Fall
Red, Purple, Light Pink, Magenta, Rose, Lavender, Blue Violet, Ivory
Bedding Plant, Cutflower, Mixed Border
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