Aster Chamois China Valkyrie Brunhilde Seed * see description

Aster Chamois China Valkyrie Brunhilde Seed * see description

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NOTE: Our current seed lot contains 5–8% off-types which produce single blooms and colour variation (white and pink).

Common Name: Aster Chamois China Valkyrie Brunhilde 

Scientific Name:  Callistephus chinensis

Life Cycle: Annual 

Remarks: Pale apricot blooms.

Needle- or quilled-type blooms atop long, sturdy stems add a delicate appearance to arrangements. 7-12cm 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.

Plant Height: 60 - 80cm

When: Spring or after frost

Sewing Depth + Method: Transplant (recommended) - Sow 3mm deep into the preferred seedling container, 6-8 weeks before the last frost. Heat and reduced day length initiate flowering. Establish plantings early to avoid short stems. Direct seed - After your last frost date and when the soil temperature is 18-21°C. Provide support. Pinching is not required.

Spacing: 15-30cm apart

Position: 
Full Sun

Days until Germination: 10 - 14 days at 20-21 degrees

Seed to Bloom: 14 weeks

Vase Life:  7-10 days

Harvest: Fresh: Outside ray florets begin to open. Place immediately in water. Dried: When blooms are fully open.

Approx. Number of Seeds:
 50

Note:
Unfortunately, we cannot ship to WA
 
SOIL REQUIREMENTS: Fertile, well-drained soil. pH: 5.5-7.5 preferred.