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Aster 'Starlight Mixed'

Callistephus chinensis, China Aster

Half-hardy Annual

One of the best dwarf Asters! Intriguing spider-like flowers smother compact basal branched plants in attractive shades of blue, purple, scarlet and rose. Early to flower, adding a colourful display to borders or patio containers over a long flowering period. Height: 20cm (8in).

Ideal For:
patio
Flowering Period:
July, August, September
Sowing Months:
February, March, April
Position:
full sun
    • 1 packet (150 aster seeds)

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    • Despatch: Despatch within 24 hours
    • £2.99
Sow February to April. Sow seed on the surface of a good, free-draining, damp, seed compost Cover the seed with a very fine sprinkling of compost or vermiculite. Place in a propagator or seal container inside a polythene bag and place at a temperature of 20-25C (68-77F) until after germination which usually takes 7-21 days. Do not exclude light, as this helps germination.

Transplant seedlings when large enough to handle into trays or 7.5cm (3in) pots. Gradually acclimatise plants to cooler conditions for a few weeks before planting out after all risk of frost, 15-20cm (6-8in) apart.

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