PlantsCallistephus→China Aster (Callistephus chinensis)

Common names:
Give a thumbs up Chinese aster
Give a thumbs up China Aster

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
Bloom Size: 1"-2"
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Late summer or early fall
Uses: Cut Flower
Suitable as Annual
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
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


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Discussion Threads about this plant
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My plant got sick within 24 hours by david_lexicon Mar 28, 2020 9:46 AM 3
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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