China Aster - Early Ostrich Plume Mix

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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: 110-120 days

Plant Spacing: 25-30cm (9-12")

Pinch: Yes

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.

Approximate Seeds per Packet: 50