Pavlova Dark Blue Aster
Callistephus chinensis. Stunning deep indigo, fully double blooms cover attractive plants. These "Tiger Paw" Asters have claw like petals that are incurved and twisted making for some first class bouquets. Large 3-5 inch flowers on strong 30 inch stems. Attractive plants look great in the garden. Approximately 45 seeds/pkg; 450 seeds/gram.
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.