Aster Seeds - Tower Chamois

(Callistephus chinensis) Annual. 115 days to maturity. 

Tower Chamois is a beautiful, easy to grow annual that produces incredibly regal, double petalled flowers. Creamy peace blooms are so lovely! 

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Growth Habit: upright, branching growth to 3 feet height; many branching stems per plant, each with 2-3” inch double flowers. Plants may need the support of a trellis. 

Sun Requirements: Full sun 

Soil Preference: Average, well-drained soil

When to Plant: Sow seeds outdoors after last Spring frost OR start indoors 8-10 weeks before last frost. 

How to Plant: 

Direct sow:  sow seeds outdoors in soil ⅛” deep and lightly cover. Seeds should germinate in 14-21 days. Thin young plants to 1 foot apart. Plant in succession to prolong harvest. 

Transplant: sow seeds indoors in flats or containers in soil ⅛” deep and cover lightly.  Seeds should germinate in 14-21 days. Transplant young plants into larger containers when true leaves appear. Harden off seedlings before transplanting after all risk of frost is passed. Space plants to 1 foot apart.

When / How to Harvest: Harvest in Summer when the flowers are half open. 

Uses: Tower Chamois Aster is an elegant, traditional cut flower with long vase life. 

 

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  • $3.99



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