Aster Pompon Hinomaru Callistephus Chinensis is a popular annual aster with unique, pompon-like blooms. Aster Pompon Hinomaru seeds can be started indoors in spring or directly outdoors after last frost. This China Aster variety grows 20 inches tall and produces large, disk-like shaped, red aster flowers with a yellow center and a white outer edge. Aster Hinomaru blooms from summer until last frost, and its fragrant flowers are irresistible to bees and butterflies.
Aster Pompon Hinomaru is a valuable annual plant that adds unique look to a garden. Pompon Aster is a vibrant addition to flower borders and beds, and Aster Hinomaru is one of the best flowers for cutting gardens. Callistephus Chinensis tolerates partial sun and drought, but full sun and rich, moist well-drained soil are preferable conditions. Aster Pompon Hinomaru is a robust cut flower with a long-vase life.
Height: 20 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