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ASTER Tall Peony Duchesse

Callistephus chinensis

Stock: Available

$3.80

Family: Asteraceae

Characteristics: Annual 60-80 cm

Seeds per packet: 50

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Tall large long lasting blooms in mixed colours that are more like a chrysanthemum than an aster. Blooms early in the season.

Remove dead flowers to prolong flowering and provide support for the heavy flower heads.

Adaptable to most soils but prefers a light to medium soil in an open sunny position, it is drought and frost tender.

Tropical: Late Winter to Early Summer.
Temperate: Spring to Early Summer.
Cold: Spring to Early Summer..

Sow: 6mm deep.
For best results sow directly into soil where they are to grow. If growing 1n trays transplant when large enough to handle avoid  excessive root disturbance.
Germination: 10-14 days.
Plant space: 25cm
Flowering: 14 weeks

Feed with a soluble fertiliser every two weeks for stronger plants.

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