Aster, Paeony Duchess Apricot (Callistephus paeony) - 50 Seeds
•American grown seeds
•USDA Zones: 3-9
Growing these spectacular annuals from Aster seeds is truly gratifying. These Paeony Duchess Asters are breathtaking, and this soft apricot colored flower is the perfect addition to the cutting garden. These Aster flowers are very large with double incurved petals will reach a height of 28 inches on average. They resemble chrysanthemums that bloom in the fall, but Asters bloom many weeks before. The Aster plants have an upright growth habit and have 5 to 8 floral stems. This variety makes exceptional cut flowers with long stems and showy blooms that have a long vase-life.
Start indoors, seeds should be pressed into the soil and lightly covered. Maintain moisture so that the Aster seeds will not dry out. Harden off the Aster plants for 10 - 14 days before planting out once temperatures are consistently warm. This annuals like a position in full sun to partial shade. Sow 3-5 seeds per plant and space plants 18" apart. Prefers full sun to partial shade.
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