Duchess Mix Aster
Callistephus chinensis. This showy, peony-flowered, Aster is magnificent. It boasts large, fully double flowers with incurved petals similar to a Chrysanthemum. It is vigorous and upright with up to 5-8 floral stems per plant. The mix has 12 colours, including bicolours. A top notch, long lasting cut flower mix. Asters provide bright colour into the fall. Both perennial and annual Asters will attract bees and butterflies to your garden. Aster flowers are long lasting and have thick stems so they are perfect for cut flowers or simply put in a vase on their own. Grows 24” tall. Prefers full sun. Approximately 400 seeds/pkg.
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Start inside 6-8 weeks before planting out. Cover seed lightly and provide warmth (24 degrees C). May also be direct seeded in early spring or late autumn. Germination usually takes 2-3 weeks. Transplant after last frost into a sun or light shade location, 12 inches apart. Prefers well-drained, but moist soil.