Plant ID forum: unknown plant in my pollinator garden

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Salem, Oregon
Berkobien
Aug 16, 2017 8:30 PM CST
Found this growing in my pollinator garden, so replanted it in a pot. Slow growing and one of the flowers slowly starting to bloom. For all I know it could be a weed. However, if the bees like it I may harvest seeds (if possible) to grow next spring. Can someone identify it for me? Thanks.
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Name: Janine
NE Connecticut (Zone 6a)
Cat Lover Seed Starter Herbs Plant and/or Seed Trader
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janinilulu
Aug 16, 2017 8:52 PM CST
It's a Callistephus chinensis/China Aster....pretty!
Salem, Oregon
Berkobien
Aug 16, 2017 9:47 PM CST
janinilulu said:It's a Callistephus chinensis/China Aster....pretty!


Much thanks! I purchased and (for the first time with a nice grow light gift) germinated quite a few plants and flowers for the garden (getting ready to retire and have more time for gardening), but no China Asters. Must have blown in from somewhere. However, I will hopefully be able to harvest some seeds and add it to next year's garden!

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