China Aster Harlekin Light Rose
China Aster ‘Harlekin Light Rose’
This tall, feminine beauty is smothered in an abundance of the sweetest soft, nearly ballerina-pink blossoms. Medium sized flower heads ride atop strong, wiry stems, and disk-shaped blooms have a fluffy appearance from the hundreds of quilled tubular petals covering them. A must grow for late summer and autumn bouquets.
Plant type: annual
Site: full sun
Days to maturity: 110-120 days
Plant spacing: 9-12”
Pinch: not necessary
Approx seeds per packet: 50
How to Grow:
Start seed indoors in trays 6-8 weeks before last frost; transplant out after all danger of frost has passed. Don't bury seeds too deeply; lightly cover with soil or vermiculite.
Harvest when the outer petals on the flowers begin to open. Immediately after harvest, strip foliage off the lower half of the stem and place into water. With flower food, expect a vase life of up to 2 weeks.
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