Aster Paeony Duchess Blue Callistephus Chinensis is one of the China Aster varieties and it is an annual flowering plant. Aster Paeony Duchess Blue produces extra large, fully double, blue flowers on a top of strong, 24-28 inches tall stems. There are 5-8 floral stems per plant. The bloom period is summer and fall until first frost. The Callistephus Chinensis flowers are fragrant, and they attract birds, bees and butterflies.
Aster Paeony Duchess Blue is an unbeatable annual aster for growing in cutting gardens, borders, flower beds and containers. The China Aster is a heat resistant, drought tolerant plant that enjoys full sun but tolerates partial shade. The moderate watering and well-drained soil should be provided. Aster Paeony Duchess makes a long lasting cut flower that looks irresistible in floral arrangements.
Height: 28 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