China Aster (Callistephus chinensis)

Common names:
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Botanical names:
Callistephus chinensis Accepted
Asteriscodes chinensis Synonym
Aster chinensis Synonym
Callistephus hortensis Synonym

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Annual
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Plant Height: 24-30 inches
Plant Spread: 6-8 inches
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Blue
Lavender
Mauve
Pink
Purple
White
Bloom Size: 1"-2"
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Summer
Late summer or early fall
Uses: Cut Flower
Suitable as Annual
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Birds
Butterflies
Hummingbirds
Propagation: Seeds: Provide light
Needs specific temperature: Germinates best at 68-72 deg F
Days to germinate: 10-20 days
Depth to plant seed: barely cover
Suitable for wintersowing
Start indoors
Can handle transplanting
Other info: Susceptible to aster wilt; do not plant where asters have been grown the previous year.
Containers: Suitable in 1 gallon
Suitable in 3 gallon or larger

'Blue Moon'

The January Not-A-Raffle-Raffle:  The Behemoth Collection of Vegetable and Annual SeedsThe January Not-A-Raffle-Raffle: The Behemoth Collection of Vegetable and Annual Seeds
January 14, 2013

For this month's raffle, in honor of Veggies and Annuals week, Chelle has shocked and thrilled us by putting forward the largest collection of seeds I've ever imagined.

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Black beetles (?) eating my plant by Andrew_Lyall Jan 13, 2020 3:27 PM 6
2019 Indoor Seed Starts by Lily_Lover May 29, 2019 11:09 AM 27
Balcony Flower at a friend's house in Switzerland by lophophora Sep 23, 2018 3:15 PM 1
What is this flower? by Shawol5Ever Aug 19, 2018 6:36 PM 6
An aster? by bxncbx Jul 27, 2018 4:33 PM 3
Could anybody identify this? by fahte Feb 3, 2018 3:25 PM 5
Can anyone ID this flower? by gardenglassgems Sep 20, 2017 9:42 AM 7
Little pink flower by Agoo Sep 11, 2017 10:18 PM 3
Another self seeded "wildflower?" by joannakat Sep 10, 2017 1:54 PM 2
unknown plant in my pollinator garden by Berkobien Aug 16, 2017 9:47 PM 2

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