Peony-type blooms with excellent uniformity.
All the elegance and beauty of peonies and garden mums in an easy-to-grow annual. Bicolor blooms in frosted white with lavender avg. 2–3" with 13–20 stems per plant. Tower features uniform bloom time and plant height across the series and mix. Also known as summer aster. Ht. 28-32". Avg. 13,300 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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