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Callistephus chinensis ‘Andrella Series’

China aster

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Features

  • BloomsJuly to November
  • Height0.15m to 1m
  • Spread0.15m to 0.3m
  • Growth HabitBroad bushy
  • Flower ColourPurples
  • Leaf ColourDark green

Description

Callistephus chinensis ‘Andrella Series’ (China aster). Has single, daisy-like flowerheads.

Characteristics

Annual, Shrub

Origin

Asia

Interest and use

Border, cutting bed

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessHalf hardy (min 0°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile, Sandy
  • Soil pH7.0 to 9.0
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

This species will prefer a sunny position with fertile, sandy, well drained soil. Remember to keep them well watered. It may need staking.

Propagation

Seeds may be sown indoors in the autumn for spring flowering

Pests, diseases or disorders

Prone to wilt disease, viral diseases, foot rot, root rot, and aphids.

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