The unique, captivating color of Lady Coral Lavender is simply indescribable — you have to see it to believe it. A new favorite in our trials and reminiscent of the silvery full moon, her lilac-taupe petals are tightly packed into 2 1/2–3 1/2" blooms. A bit later to bloom than our other China asters. Ht. 24-30". Avg. 16,500 seeds/oz. Packet: 50 seeds.
DAYS TO GERMINATION: 10-14 days at 70-72°F (21-22°C)
SOWING: Transplant (recommended) – Sow 1/8" deep in flats indoors 6-8 weeks before last frost. Direct seed – After last frost. Provide support. Row covers help prevent spread of disease by leafhoppers.
LIGHT PREFERENCE: Sun.
PLANT HEIGHT: Varies.
PLANT SPACING: 6-12".
HARDINESS ZONES: Annual.
VASE LIFE: 7-10 days.
HARVEST: Outside ray florets begin to open. Place immediately in water.
SOIL REQUIREMENTS: Fertile, well-drained soil. pH: 5.5-7.5 preferred.
NOTES: Support, such as Hortonova (horizontal mesh) is recommended. Row covers help prevent spread of disease by leafhoppers.
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Callistephus chinensis
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