Aster China Matsumoto Apricot Flower Seed

Aster China Matsumoto Apricot Flower Seed

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New! Abundant peachy blooms.

Sturdy, upright, productive, and healthy plants. 1 1/2–2" wide peach blooms open to a gold center. Spray-type plants produce 12–18" stems. Fusarium resistant. Seed has been coated with conventional film-coating for ease of sowing. Ht. 32–36". Packet: 40 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