Aster Dwarf Milady Scarlet Callistephus Chinensis is a half-hardy annual plant native to China. Commonly called China Aster, this annual can be easily established from Aster seeds, and the dwarf variety reaches only 10 inches in height demonstrating a compact, bushy appearance and producing dazzling, fully double, scarlet flowers on strong flower stems. Aster Milady blooms from summer until frost, and its stunning red blooms make an impressive, eye-catching display and attract butterflies and bees.
Aster Milady Scarlet is a terrific container and border plant, and this popular annual aster is widely used in flower beds, pots and window boxes. Callistephus Chinensis prefers to grow in full sun or partial shade, and rich, moist, but well drained soil is essential for growing this flower. China Aster tolerates drought and heat, and it is one of the best long-lasting cut flowers.
Height: 10 Inches
Bloom Season: Summer/Fall
Environment: Sun/Partial Shade
Soil Type: Rich Moist, well-drained pH 6.0-6.5
USDA Zones: All Regions of North America
Sow Indoors: Winter/Spring (6-8 weeks before last frost)
Sow Outdoors: Spring
Seed Depth: 1/16 Inch
Germination Time: 14-21 Days