Aster – Apricot King Size (Callistephus chinensus) Apricot Flowers Summer Asters Flower

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Aster – Apricot King Size (Callistephus chinensus) Apricot Flowers Summer Asters Flower


Height: 1 -3 ft

Stunningly beautiful apricot colored China Aster with gorgeous 3 in peony-like blooms! Elegant and breathtaking variety is a cross between a peony and a mum.  This is an easy to grow variety; unlike other aster varieties, this particular species is not a perennial, but an annual.

Each flower grows on a separate stem making these exceptional cut flowers; plants produce loads of summer blooming flowers and is a fantastic choice for borders, and that vintage cottage garden look

 A complete range of China asters was developed from one highly variable species called Aster and is available as singles, semi-doubles, and doubles as well as tall, medium, and dwarf varieties. Bloom time is from late summer into fall, when it fills gardens and containers with cheerful flowers in vibrant tones.

  • Prefers full sun (can tolerate part shade but full sun recommended)
  • moist well draining soil
  • Great cutting flower or striking in a cottage garden or at the back of a border
  • Sow indoors 8-10 weeks before all risk of frost has passed in small pots  with seed starting peat free mix. Provide a bright light and a soil temperature of 10-15°C (65-70°F)
  • Harden off and transplant to garden when seeds are strong enough to handle and all risk of frost has passed.
  • OR direct sow seeds outdoors after the last frost date. Allow for 6 to 8 inches apart. Just cover the seeds lightly and water in 
  • Days to maturity: 110 to 120 days
  • Attracts butterflies
  • Harvesting Seeds: each tiny seed is attached to a tuft of fine, fluffy down that makes seeds easy to harvest. Snip off the seed heads after the down dries out and turns off-white, then simply pull off the seeds by hand and spread them on a baking sheet to dry out for one or two days. Keep in a dark cool place until you want to start the growing process again. 
  • Seed Count: 30 seeds