Callistephus chinensis 'Milady Mixed'
China Aster 'Milady Mixed'
Callistephus chinensis 'Milady Mixed' is an excellent choice for bedding; these plants are robust, bushy and very wilt resistant. Well formed, globular, weather resistant flowers in blue, pink, rose, rose-red and white are produced over a long period. Useful as a summer flowering pot plant, for window boxes etc.
|Botanical name||Callistephus chinensis|
|Common name||China Aster 'Milady Mixed'|
|Flower colour||Purple, Pink, Red, White|
|Flowering time||Summer, Autumn|
|Plant type||Flower Seeds|
|Season of interest||Summer, Autumn|
|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.|