Pale apricot blooms.
Needle- or quilled-type blooms atop long, sturdy stems add a delicate appearance to arrangements. 3 1/2–5 1/2" flowers bloom in pastel apricot — a shade lighter than Tower Chamois. Easy to harvest due to the well-branched plants’ open, airy habit. Long vase life. Also known as summer aster. Ht. 26-32". Avg. 13,600 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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