Aster Chamois China Valkyrie Brunhilde Seed

Aster Chamois China Valkyrie Brunhilde Seed

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

Pale apricot blooms.

Needle- or quilled-type blooms atop long, sturdy stems add a delicate appearance to arrangements. 3 1/2–5 1/2" 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. Ht. 26–32". Avg. 13,600 seeds/oz. Packet: 50 seeds.

DAYS TO GERMINATION:10-14 days at 70-72°F (21-22°C)

SOWING:Transplant (recommended) - Sow 1/8" deep into 72-cell flats or preferred seedling container, 6-8 weeks before last frost. Heat and reduced daylength initiate flowering. Establish plantings early to avoid short stems. Direct seed - After your last frost date and when soil temperature is 65-70°F (18-21°C). Provide support. Pinching not required.

LIGHT PREFERENCE:Sun.

PLANT HEIGHT:Varies depending on variety.

PLANT SPACING:6-12".

HARDINESS ZONES:Annual.

VASE LIFE:7-10 days.

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

SOIL REQUIREMENTS:Fertile, well-drained soil. pH: 5.5-7.5 preferred.

USES:Cut flowers, borders.

SCIENTIFIC NAME:Callistephus chinensis