Aster Starlight Mix Callistephus Chinensis is a fast-growing annual aster. Commonly called China Aster the plant reaches 24 inches in height and produces spectacular, large, pink, purple, white, and deep rose flowers that are shaped like sea urchin with a golden eye in the center. Starlight Aster blooms from summer to fall, and the fragrant aster flowers are very attractive to butterflies and bees.
Aster Starlight Mix is extremely showy flower that is long time favorite for growing in cutting gardens. Starlight Aster is a superior bedding and border plant, and it is also widely grown in containers. Callistephus Chinensis can be planted in loam or sandy soil, and the full sun is preferable. Aster Starlight is a perfect cut flower with long, strong floral stems.
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