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(Plant heights are given at maturity)

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 Aster Callistephus chinensisCompliment 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 Aster Callistephus chinensis annual flower  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 Aster Callistephus chinensis annual flowerSeastar 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 Callistephus chinensis Annual flower   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

Giant Aster Callistephus chinensis annual flowerSuper 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 -20F (-28.8C)
#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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