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Common Name: Aster China Bonita Shell Pink Flower Seed

Scientific Name:  Callistephus chinensis

Life Cycle: Annual 

Remarks: New! Highly uniform, healthy, productive plants.

Fully double 2.5-5 c/m wide, light pink blooms with glowing, golden-peach centres. Vigorous, densely branching, spray-type plants with pompom-type flowers. The seed has been coated with conventional film-coating for ease of sowing.

Plant Height: 60 - 80cm

When: Spring

Sewing Depth + Method: Transplant (recommended) 3mm deep 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

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:

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