China Aster Valkyrie Pink
China Aster ‘Valkyrie Pink’
Palm-sized blooms on this mauve-pink beauty are reminiscent of the color of sea anemones. Buds are lighter than mature flowers, giving plants a wonderful color range. Long, pointed flower petals resemble rosy cactus flowers, and as blooms are opening, the center petals are swirled. These beautiful, durable flowers hold up excellently in both the garden and the vase on long, strong stems and would be great for wedding work. 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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