Chrisantella Phantom of the Opera Aster
Callistephus chinensis. Chilling white blooms that are tightly packed with solid structure. A single plant can produce up to 10-15 high quality flowers. Height 25-31". Approx. 25 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.
Full sun. Prefers cool weather and rich or sandy, well-drained soil. Provide regular moisture, do not overwater. Plant in different locations each year to avoid disease. Performance excellent in containers. Flowers attract butterflies and are outstanding for cutting.