Aster China Tower White Flower

Aster China King Size White Flower | x 50 seeds

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  • WA Permitted: Yes

Common Name: Aster China Tower White 

Scientific Name:  Callistephus chinensis

Life Cycle: Annual 

Remarks: Large bright white bloom, very productive with 13–20 stems per plant. Great for wedding work.

Also known as summer aster.

Type Of Seed: Open pollinated, a non-hybrid type of seed that can reproduce itself to have similar traits the parent plant from one generation to the next. If you are saving the seeds, as long as pollen is not shared between two varieties of the same species, the seeds should remain true to type year after year.

Plant Height: 60 - 80cm

When: Spring or after frost

Sowing 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.

Soil requirements: Fertile, well-drained soil. pH: 5.5-7.5 preferred.

Spacing: 15-30cm apart

Position: 
Full Sun

Days until Germination: 10 - 14 days at @ 21-22°C

Seed to Bloom: 14 weeks

Vase Life:  7-10 days

Harvesting Advise: 

Fresh: When outside ray florets begin to open. Place immediately in water.

To Dry: When blooms are fully open.

Approx. Number of Seeds:
 50

Note: Orders to Western Australia are sent weekly as they require quarantine inspections upon arrival to WA.


When to Sow in your climate

The below is a guide on which months to sow based on your climate

Cool: September, October, November, and December
Temperate: August, September, October, November, and December
Sub-tropical: January, July, August, September, October, November, and December
Tropical: January, August, September, October, December, and November

Xmas Cut Off (NSW, VIC, SA, QLD, NT, ACT & TAS)

Parcel Post: 17th Dec
Express Post: 19th Dec
Letter Post: 8th Dec (you may still recieve if you order before the 12th but we cant guarantee) 

Free Postage (NSW, VIC, SA, QLD, NT, ACT & TAS)

Orders $55-$98.95 Free Parcel Post (Excludes Tubers and Large Items)
Orders $99+ Free Express Post (Excludes Tubers and Large Items)

Excludes large items e.g. hanging herb dryer.

NSW, VIC, SA, QLD, NT, ACT & TAS Shipping Info
(See WA at the bottom of the page)

Australia Post Postage Costs

TUBERS are Express Post Only as they are perishable. Price calculated on checkout as they weigh up to 400g each postage will vary.

Letter Post: $2.95 (No Tracking)

Parcel Post: $8.95 (Parcels that contain a large item accessories like trugs, herb dryers and large books are charged $15.95) 

FREE Parcel Post for Orders over $55 (Except large item accessories like trugs, herb dryers and large books are charged $15.95)

Express Post: $11.95 (Parcels that contain a large item accessories like trugs, herb dryers and large books are charged $19.95) 

FREE Express Post for Orders over $99 (Except large item accessories like trugs, herb dryers and large books are charged $19.95)

TUBERS are Express Post Only as they are perishable. Price calculated on checkout as they weigh up to 400g each postage will vary.

Postage Time Frames:

Parcel Post estimated 3-8 business days
Express estimated 2-4 business days 
Regular Letter estimated 4-14 business days 
Dispatch is usually 1-3 days 

WA Shipping Information

Xmas Cut Off: All orders must be in before the 11th December

Please Note:

  • Orders are sent weekly on a Wednesday morning, as they require a quarantine inspection on arrival.
  • Order cut off is midnight Tuesday night.
  • Please note not all seeds can be sent to WA. Seeds that cannot be sent are marked on the thumbnail or below the price on the product page. These seeds are NOT permitted to WA.
  • Orders that contain large items like hanging herb dryer, trugs and large books may be split and seeds sent separately to the accessories.
  • Unfortunately we don't offer Express Post to WA as the parcels are sent weekly and defeats the purpose of Express post. You can however choose parcel post.


Postage Costs

Letter Post: $5 (No Tracking) we do not offer free letter post to WA due to quarantine inspection fees.

Parcel Post: $8.95 (Parcels that contain large item accessories like trugs, herb dryers and large books are charged $15.95)

Tracking will kick in after it has been inspected at WA quarantine and enters the mail stream.

FREE Parcel Post for Orders over $55 (Except large item accessories like trugs, herb dryers and large books are charged $15.95)

Click here for all WA permitted seeds.


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