China Aster Sea Starlet Pink
China Aster ‘Sea Starlet Pink’
Flowers borne in airy, graceful sprays have quilled, tubular petals with fringed ends. Blooms have a multi-dimensional quality; they are a warm rose-pink with a blush dusting. These exotic and durable flowers hold up very well in both the garden and the vase, and long, strong stems make them an excellent cut flower. 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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