Aster tongolensis ‘Wartburg Star’ seeds – (East Indies Aster)

$4.10

A very pretty plant for the garden and as a cut flower, bearing large masses of violet blue 5 cm flowers with a golden eye.

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Description

This very showy aster is unlike any other aster. It is prized by florists as it is an excellent , long lasting cut flower. It bears beautiful rich violet blue flowers all through summer, with golden centres. The 5 cm flowers are produced singly, on lovely long wiry 30 cm stems which are perfect for cutting, and the blue daisies are produced in masses. They are loved by all pollinating insects. This plant will spread by rhizomes gradually, ending up eventually as a clump about 40 – 50 cm wide. It likes full sun and moderately fertile soil with average moisture. You can divide the clumps in autumn if you need to .

Sowing advice
Sow seeds at anytime. Sow in trays or pots
Barely cover seed with soil. Keep evenly moist. Germination should take 3-4 weeks at 20-21 °C. Transplant after 4-6 weeks to larger pots. Prefers a sunny position with average moisture.

Additional information

Classification

Hardy Perennial

Common Name

East Indies Aster

Family

Asteraceae

Maximum Height

approx 50 cm

Number of seeds in packet

approx 40