Aster Needle Unicum Rose Callistephus Chinensis is one of the most popular annual garden plants. Aster seeds are easy to grow, and this particular variety of China Aster is also called Spider Aster for its needle-like shaped petals and the shape of flower heads. Aster Needle Rose reaches 24 inches in height and produces fragrant, extra large rose flowers blooming from summer until first frost and attracting bees and butterflies.
Spider Aster is a unique in appearance annual flower that is perfect for bordering, bedding, container and patio planting. Callistephus Chinensis grows best in full sun to partial shade and tolerates average soils resisting diseases, drought, and heat. Aster Needle makes a long-lasting cut flower.
Height: 24 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