Callistephus chinensis 'Carpet Ball Mixed'
China Aster 'Carpet Ball Mixed'
Callistephus chinensis 'Carpet Ball Mixed' produces thick clustered, tightly-knit blooms creating a floral carpet. Neat mound-shaped plants with the foliage almost obscured by the fully double flowers in a good colour range.
|Botanical name||Callistephus chinensis|
|Common name||China Aster 'Carpet Ball Mixed'|
|Flower colour||Purple, White, Pink|
|Plant type||Flower Seeds|
|Season of interest||Summer|
|Time to maturity||1 - 2 years|
|Ultimate height||0.1m - 0.5m|
|Ultimate spread||0.1m - 0.5m|
|Useful/additional information||Sow March to April. Germinate at 20-30C (68-86F) on the surface of a good free draining, damp seed compost. Do not cover seed. Place in a propagator or seal container inside a polythene bag until after germination which usually takes 7-21 days. Do not exclude light at any stage, as this helps germination. Transplant seedlings when large enough to handle into trays or 7.5cm (3in) pots. Grow on in cooler, well lit conditions for 10-15 days before planting out after all risk of frost, 30cm (12in) apart.|