Aster Californian Giant

Overview

Botanical Name: Callistephus chinensis

This 'old favourite' produces brilliantly coloured displays suring Summer. The large ruffled Aster blooms keep well as cut flowers. An annual, flowers the same year in sun or partial shade.

Plant Height: 60cm

We hope you enjoy these aster seeds, just another great example of flower seeds from Mr Fothergill’s!

How To Grow

Sow in seed boxes or punnets, 6mm (quarter-inch) deep, or direct in flowering position. Plant 45cm (18in) apart, waiting until frosts are over. In hot weather, spread a mulch of lawn clippings or compost over the soil surface to conserve moisture and keep roots cool. Asters require plenty of water during their growing and flowering season.

When To Plant

South Island: Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec

North Island: Jan, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec

Flowering

16 weeks