Aster Lilac Rose

Callistephus chinensisLatin name

Aster Common name

Aptly named with delightful two-and-a-half to three inch lilac-rose double and semi-double blooms. Perfect as a cut flower and a wonderful border plant too. 2'6"-3'. HHA.

How to Grow Aster from Seed

Asters are a traditional and popular cut flower, blooming from mid to late summer through into autumn. Some Asters are naturally compact, others are taller and benefit from staking.

Aster seeds can be sown from early February through to March for potting on from April to June.

Sow Aster seeds onto the surface of a moist, free-draining, seed compost, ideally into plug trays to prevent root disturbance later. Cover the seed with a thin layer of vermiculite, and cover the trays with polythene to retain moisture until the first seedlings apper. Germination normally takes 7 to 10 days at 18-21oC.

After about 5 weeks the young plants will be ready for transplanting into individual 3 inch pots where they can grow on until they are nicely established.

Plant out after hardening off once all danger of frost has passed.

Colour palette

£2.75

Item Code: 1140

Variety: LILAC ROSE

Type: Half Hardy Annual

Packet Contains: 100 Seeds

Sow: February - April

Germination: Up to 14 days

Harvest: July - October

In stock? Yes

Related Products

£2.75

ASTER CANDYFLOSS Add to Basket

ASTER CANDYFLOSS

Cat no: 1151

150 Seeds in packet

SOW: Feb - Apr

Availability: In stock

£2.75

ASTER APRICOT DREAM Add to Basket

ASTER APRICOT DREAM

Cat no: 1152B

100 Seeds in packet

SOW: Feb - Apr

Availability: In stock

£2.75

ASTER STRAWBERRY CRUSH Add to Basket

ASTER STRAWBERRY CRUSH

Cat no: 1152

100 Seeds in packet

SOW: Feb - Apr

Availability: In stock

£2.75

ASTER BLACKBERRY SURPRISE Add to Basket

ASTER BLACKBERRY SURPRISE

Cat no: 1152C

100 Seeds in packet

SOW: Feb - Apr

Availability: In stock