Ella's Garden Plants from A to Z: Callistephus chinensis, 'Astoria Mix', Aster

Common Name: Aster

Family: Asteraceae

Genus: Callistephus

Species: chinensis

Cultivar or Variety: 'Astoria Mix'

Life Cycle
Annual

Zone Hardiness up to
Zone 3
Zone 4
Zone 5
Zone 6
Zone 7
Zone 8

Endangered Species
No

Heirloom
No

When to Sow Seed
Early Spring
Mid Spring
Late Winter

Germination Temperature
Winter Sow
70-80 F

Seed Needs Light to Germinate
Yes
No

Days to Germination
10-14 days

Sun Exposure
Full Sun
Part Sun/ Part Shade

Plant Height
2 - 4 feet

Plant Form
Upright

Blooms
Yes

Bloom Form
Above Foliage

Flower Color
White
Rose
Dark Pink
Blue
Dark Blue

Nutritional Needs
Moist

Fertile
Yes

Reproduces By
Seed
Stem Fragments

Potential Hazzards or Invasiveness
Non-Invasive

Cutting Flower
Yes

Attractive to Wildlife
Hummingbirds
Butterflies

Additional Uses
Containers
Borders
Planters

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