ASTER POWDERPUFF SEED

ASTER POWDERPUFF SEED

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Description
Powderpuff Bouquet Aster Seeds 5035. A wonderful balance of colours on perfectly shaped, upright plants that average 60 cm (2′) in height and only 30 cm (1′) across. Fully double 6 cm (4″) wide fragrant blooms are born in such numbers, they almost hide the foliage of the plant! Wilt resistant. Like Giant Crego, Powderpuff Bouquet makes a great cut flower. As this is an older variety originating before 1900, it is popular with heirloom plant enthusiasts.

How to Grow
400 seeds/gram. Sow seed directly outdoors in mid May or for earlier flowering, start indoors in a soil-less growing medium from mid March through to early April. Keep seed at the surface as light aids in germination. Seed will germinate in 7-15 days at 21 C (70 F). Note: Germination can be irregular and ranges from 50 to 80 %. After germination, grow on indoors under lights at a slightly cooler temperature before hardening off and transplanting outside after the danger of frost has passed. Dead head to promote continued flowering.

BLOOMING SEASON BEGINS
High Summer

LIFECYCLE
Annual

PROPAGATION
Start Indoors or Sow Direct in Spring

DAYS TO EMERGENCE
7 to 15 irregular

LIGHT
Full Sun

GROWTH HABIT
Bushy

HEIGHT
Medium (50 to 70 cm)(20" to 28")

FROST TOLERANCE
Frost Tender

DEGREE OF DIFFICULTY
Easy

HERITAGE
Heirloom

FAMILY NAME
Asteraceae

LATIN
Callistephus chinensis

SUGGESTED USES
Cut flower, Fragrance, Large containers, Later season colour, Massing in a sunny to partially shaded garden, Middle of the border