Callistephus chinensis. Beautiful, large, intense pink daisies. This rock garden favourite does best in well-drained, lean soils under full sun. ‘Pinkie’ asters can also be used in the front of the border or in containers. Easy to grow from seed. Start seed indoors 8 weeks before planting out. Height 12 inches. Approximately 20 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.