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China aster is a bushy annual that is native to China. There are many varieties of flowers in this species which are classified as peony flowered, anemone flowered, ostrich feather and pompon. They bloom from summer to fall and come in a range of colors from purple, blue violet, crimson, rose-pink, white or yellow. Often their stems can be somewhat crooked or open, adding to its visual peculiarity.
Callistephus chinensis can be planted in loam or sandy soil in well-drained conditions and full sun. This plant is susceptible to wilt so avoid overwatering or poorly drained soils. It is ideal for cut flowers, bedding, border or container plantings.
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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
8"-36" / 20.3cm - 91.4cm
10"-18" / 25.4cm - 45.7cm
Early Summer, Summer, Late Summer, Early Fall, Fall, Late Fall
Spring, Summer, Fall
White, Yellow, Purple, Pink, Rose, Crimson, Blue Violet
Single, Double, Semi-Double
Bedding Plant, Container, Cutflower, Mixed Border
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