Asters are perennial or annual plants producing lolely booms for the
garden. Members of the Daisy family, Compositae, they are native
to many parts of the world.
Perennial asters are prized garden plants blooming from summber to
late fall. They are easily grown from seed or division and thrive
in ordinary garden soil. They may be planted in spring or fall
and should be left undisturbed for 2 or 3 years if large clumps are
desired. To obtain the largest blooms, the plants shoul dbe dug
every year in the fall or spring and spearated . Easch plant
should be set out in a bed or in rows 15 inches apart for a good
display in the fall. Weeds should be controlled to allow the
plants to fully develop. After blooming, the flowers should be
cut off to prevent reseeding of weaker plants.
Annual asters may be easily grown from seed sown the spring and will
bloom all summer long. Seed can be directly sown in to the garden
or sown in pots or trays about 8 weeks before the last killing frost
then the seedlings transplanted to the garden. both methods will
produce quantities of blooms.
Compliment Mix - Callistephus chinensis - Annual; Brilliantly colored 4-5in. blooms have inwardly curling petals in shades of blue, pink, white, yellow, and red and are held on tall stems, making them perfect for cutting. Blooms last well into the fall. Full sun; plant height: 30in. 100 days.
|#424 Packet $3.50, Approximately 100 seeds||
Duchesse Mix - Callistephus chinensis - Annual; Double blooms on long stems especially for use as a cut flower. Good color mix with lavender, blue, pink, rose, red, yellow and white. Full sun; height: 24in.
|#4039 Packet $3.50, Approximately 100 seeds||
Rose & Moon Mix - Callistephus chinensis - Annual; Mix of Blue Moon and Rose, two varieties of pom-pom asters with dark centers edged in a lighter shade. Colors for Blue Moon are dark purple with a lavender edge; Rose has dark rose center with a light pink edging. Pretty combination in a garden or bouquet. Full sun; height: 18-24in.
|#2524 Packet $3.50, Approximately 60 seeds||
Seastar Mix - Callistephus chinensis - Annual; Petals curl in a circle, making the bloom resemble a sea anemone. Colors are pink, white, blue, and red. Full sun; plant height: 24in. 100 days.
|#425 Packet $3.50, Approximately 100 seeds||
Spider Aster Mix Spider Aster Mix - Callistephus chinensis - Annual; Beautiful and unique blooms that resemble a spider chrysanthemum in form. Colors are yellow, white, pink, purple, rose and mauve. Lovely bedding plant and a long-lasting cut flower. Full sun; height: 24in.
|#1007 Packet $3.50, Approximately 50 seeds||
Super Giants Mix - Callistephus chinensis - Annual; 5in. feathered blooms in shades of white, blue, peach, rose, crimson and purple. Full sun; plant height: 36in. 100 days.
|#426 Packet $3.50, Approximately 100 seeds||
Pinkie (Pink Alpine Aster) - Aster
alpinus - Good rock garden variety forming a mat of bright green
leaves covered with intensely pink blooms in the late summer.
Truly gorgeous! Height: 12 inches
Hardy to -20F (-28.8C)
|#5835 Packet $3.50, Approximately 100 seeds||
Snow Mound (White Alpine Aster) - Aster alpinus - Forms a spreading mound of white blooms in later summer. Excellent plant for rock garden or wall. Height: 12 inches Hardy to -20F (-28.8C)
|#5836 Packet $3.50, Approximately 100 seeds||
Rudolph Goethe - Aster amellus
- Native Italian variety with
this variety dislikes being moved in the fall, so separate in the
spring. They are a bit slower than some other types, but well
worth the effort as they produce a profusion of lavender blue blooms at
the end of the summer. Height: 18 inches Hardy to
|#5834 Packet $3.50, Approximately 100 seeds||
September Ruby (Red English Aster, (Michaelmas Daisy) - Aster novae angliae - Ruby red
bloms cluster at the top of 3 foot stems. Blooms late summer in
to the fall. Excellent for perennial borders.
|#5837 Packet $5.50, Approximately 100 seeds||
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