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CALLISTEPHUS chinensis 'Starlight Rose'( STARLIGHT SERIES)
China Aster, Starlight Rose Aster
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Cute and crowned with blooms in early autumn, the Starlight Rose aster is charming with its rich coral-rose, feathery flowers. An annual native to China with a compact, globe-like form, this cultivar was developed by the German plant breeding company, Ernst Benary. Green foliage is topped in very late summer to fall in deep rose flowers with many thin petals. The large sea urchin-like flowers with yellow eyes are held on ankle-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; 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. Perfect for containers, 'Starlight Rose' also is great as tidy bedding plants as well as edging; they make nice cutflowers even though the stems are very short.
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
6"-9" / 15.2cm - 22.9cm
7"-10" / 17.8cm - 25.4cm
Late Summer, Early Fall, Fall
Yellow, Rose, Coral, Blue Violet
Bedding Plant, Container, Cutflower, Mixed Border
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