Aster Flower Seeds Packet

$2.35

SKU: SEASTE
Barcode: 843458152491


  • Plant Type: Annual
  • Genus: Callistephus
  • Species: Chinensis
  • Plant Height/Width: Up to 3 feet tall
  • Season: Blooms in spring, early summer and fall
  • Exposure: Sun
  • Difficulty: Easy in temperate climates

Step One: Timing

When to start?

  • Plant in spring
  • wait until soil temp is 65-70 degrees

Step Two: Starting

Where to start and how to sow?

  • Start indoors (recommended) - Sow 1/8" deep into 72-cell flats or preferred seedling container 6-8 weeks before planting out.
  • Direct sow: Once soil temperature is 65-70°F (18-21°C).

Step Three: Growing

How to keep happy?

  • Space 6-12" apart
  • Keep soil fertile well-drained

Aster Flower

China asters are annual flowers thriving in cool weather, adorning borders with their enduring blooms from summer to fall. They enhance outdoor spaces with a rich array of colors, offering numerous cultivars and shades reminiscent of chrysanthemums. Exhibiting various heights, they showcase single, semi-double, and double blooms, suitable for floral arrangements. Flourishing in rich, well-drained, and evenly moist soils, they prefer full sun or partial shade positions.

Plant Care
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Fertilize

Show your China asters some love with regular fertilization. Opt for a balanced water-soluble formula to keep them thriving. Avoid high-nitrogen fertilizers—they're like a bad influence, pushing for leafy parties instead of floral soirées!

Plant Care
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Fertilize

Show your China asters some love with regular fertilization. Opt for a balanced water-soluble formula to keep them thriving. Avoid high-nitrogen fertilizers—they're like a bad influence, pushing for leafy parties instead of floral soirées!

Brief and Glorious History of the Aster

Their botanical name, which translates to "beautiful crown" in Greek, perfectly captures the majesty of their flower heads. Interestingly, in ancient times, asters were burned and smoked to repel negative energy! Medicinally, they've been utilized to alleviate headaches, colds, and muscle aches, and they've also played a role in memorial ceremonies. Despite often being mistaken for daisies, asters are actually members of the sunflower family, boasting textured yellow centers composed of delicate miniature flowerets.