Ostrich Plume Mixed produces large double blooms of re-curving, petals in a blend of lovely shades, including violet, pink, red, crimson, lavender-blue and white.
Blooming from late summer to well into autumn, Asters are invaluable for beds and borders and an excellent cut flower.
Growing and Harvest Information
Plant Type: Annual
Height: 75-90cm (30-36")
Sun: Full Sun
Sow: Indoors 8-10 weeks before last frost or directly into prepared beds after the last frost.
Transplant: Harden off and transplant after the last hard frost
Days to Maturity: 110-120days
Plant Spacing: 25-30cm (9-12")
Vase Life: 10-14 days
Potential Harvest Yield: 2-5 stems with multiple flowers per stem
Harvest Tips:Harvest single stemmed varieties when flowers are 50 percent open. For spray varieties, harvest when one-quarter of the flowers on a stem have opened. Remove as much of the foliage as possible as it contributes to shortened vase life.