Callistephus chinensis, Ex. single white
Chinese aster, single white
Type/Hardiness Herbaceous, Annual, Half hardy
Flowering period Summer-early autumn
Height 50-70cm
Light preference Full sun
Soil preference Any reasonable, free-draining soil
Sowing time/depth Spring, Barely cover
Masses of white, single flowers with prominent yellow centres adorn this plant from mid-summer into autumn.
Sowing and/or growing instructions
Sow in early spring under glass or direct from April on the surface of seed compost, covering with a sprinkling of sieved compost or fine vermiculite, at 16-18C/60-65F. Germination usually occurs within 7-14 days. Grow seedlings on in individual pots or modules, planting out after all risk of frost has passed. Please note that these seeds have been collected from white plants, but I cannot guarantee that all will come true.
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