Callistephus chinensis. The preferred Aster for bouquets, China Asters should be started indoors 6 to 8 weeks before transplanting out in full to partial sunlight. Their delicate yet fully formed, extravagant flowers are a bit peony-like or pom-pom like~each perfect for lavish bouquets. Plant Asters in a different spot each year to avoid fusarium. Bee friendly. Deer resistant. Annual. Summer flowering. Height: 24".
Average seed life: 1 to 2 years.