China Aster ‘Chamois’


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China Aster ‘Chamois’

Callistephus chinensis

Called the ‘Peony Aster’ China Aster ‘Chamois’ is another brilliant late summer bloomer in elegant peachy pink. A breath-taking cut flower perfect for Weddings.

China Aster ‘Chamois’ requires long days to initiate flowering, giving dramatic displays from July until September.

Growing with a bit of weather protect gives them a bit more height as well as extending the flowering period.

How to grow:
Frost tender. Sow in Spring on the surface of the seed compost and place somewhere warm for germination. Grow on in a cool bright location and water carefully making sure you don’t allow soil to dry out, but also do not overwater. For more detailed growing instructions join our ‘Grow Along’ on Instagram 

Variety: Callistephus chinensis
Type: Half Hardy Annual
Position: Full sun
Sow: Spring
Germination: Up to 30 days
Pinching: Not required
Height: 70-80cm
Plant: 25cm apart
Harvest: July onwards
Seeds per packet: 50 (approx. counted by weight)

Cutting /Vase Life:

A fabulous cut flower, producing large blooms on strong slender stems. Pick as soon as flowers begin to open and rest stems in a bucket of water for a few hours (preferably overnight), this is called conditioning. Excellent vase life.

For super easy bouquets arrange with Statice ‘White’, Carnation ‘La France’, Eucalyptus ‘Silver Drop’