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ASTER Ostrich Feathers Yellow

Callistephus chinensis

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$3.80

Family: Asteraceae

Characteristics: Annual 60-80 cm

Seeds per packet: 50

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Long lasting large double blooms with long feathery curving petals are borne on tall stems that flower from late spring to autumn.

Remove dead flowers to prolong flowering and provide support for the heavy flower heads.

Tropical: Late Winter to Early Summer.
Temperate: Spring to Early Summer.
Cold: Spring to Early Summer.

Sow: 6mm deep.
For best results sow directly into soil where they are to grow. If growing in trays transplant when large enough to handle avoid  excessive root disturbance.
Germination: 10-14 days.
Plant Space: 15cm
Flowering: 14 weeks

Feed with a soluble fertiliser every two weeks for stronger plants.

Adaptable to most soils but prefers a light to medium soil in an open sunny position, it is drought and frost tender.

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