Aster callistephus chinensis ‘Giant Ray Rose’ seeds -(Giant Quilled Aster)


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This is a lovely mid rose coloured aster which has long strong stems and is excellent for picking. The plant is bushy and well branched and the flowers are made up of many thin quilled petals. It makes a lovely garden subject and is also a very good cut flower.

Sowing Advice
Sow seeds indoors 6-8 weeks before the last frost or direct where they are to grow outdoors in late spring. Sow in trays or pots or direct
Barely cover seed with soil. Keep evenly moist. Germination should take 10-12 days at 20-21 °C. Transplant after 3-4 weeks to larger pots. Grow on at 14-16 °C. Prefers a sunny position. Callistephus do not grow in temperatures below 8 °C and do not tolerate frost. The lower the temperature, the better the plant habit but onset of flowering will be a little delayed. Lower temperatures combined with short days cause the development of a leaf rosette and short stems

Additional information



Common Name

Giant Quilled Aster



Maximum Height

approx 60 cm

Number of seeds in packet

approx 30