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. Grows 24” tall. Prefers full sun. Approximately 400 seeds/pkg.
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.
Water regularly. Divide every 3 years in spring.