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Callistephus chinensis

‘Matsumoto Apricot’


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Callistephus chinensis ‘Matsumoto Apricot’

Callistephus chinensis ‘Matsumoto Apricot’ produces clouds of the prettiest button blooms.

Exquisite colouring of pastel apricot, peach & pink in button blooms

In delicate pastel blends of apricot, peach and pink petals, around a yellow button centre.

Perfection of breeding for cut flowers & garden display

The Matsumoto series of China Asters is considered a highpoint of Japanese plant breeding.
With ‘Matsumoto Apricot’ and Matsumoto Blue’ being incredibly popular with both florists and garden designers, because of their exquisite colouring.

Top quality commercial cut flowers

The whole Matsumoto range of China Asters have been bred for hardiness, disease resistance, and profuse commercial flowering.

Superb in garden & vase

With long and strong stems so the plants have good wind resistance, and a very upright growing habit.
So ‘Matsumoto Apricot’ does not sprawl about it the garden.
And provides bucket loads of cut flowers that last exceptionally well in a vase.

Quick from seed to flower

Callistephus chinensis ‘Matsumoto Apricot’ is a very easily, quickly grown annual.
So it germinates rapidly and generously from seed, and is quickly large enough to transplant out into the garden.
Of course it will flower the first year from seed, in about from 3 to 3.5 months from seed sowing to flowering.
Commercial cut flower farmers like to sow seed in autumn for established plants and flower production as early as possible once the weather starts to warm.
Then ‘Matsumoto Apricot’ continues to bloom right through for many months from early summer until the end of autumn.

Easy to grow in the garden

Plant ‘Matsumoto Apricot’ in Sun to a little Part Shade.
And it is perfect for both pot display and garden use.
‘Matsumoto Apricot’ is not a water-hungry plant. It is perfectly happy with average garden watering, and prefers well-drained soil, with an occasional deep watering as hot weather requires.

Callistephus chinensis ‘Matsumoto Apricot’ is an easily grown annual.

Approx. 60cm High in a mass of glorious apricot button flowers x 25cm Wide upright plant.


Suitable for beginners & gardening with kids

Sow Callistephus chinensis ‘Matsumoto Apricot’ at any time indoors in punnets / or scatter directly in garden in winter-early spring.

Because China Asters germinate easily both in the garden and indoors.

Sow indoors for quick & early plants: First sow seeds on the surface of good quality seed raising mix.
Now barely cover the seeds with mix / vermiculate / fine grit, and only to a maximum depth of the seed’s own diameter.
Because these seeds need light to germinate.

Now keep your sown punnet moist, in a warm, well-lit position (but not in direct sunlight).
A bright window-sill or corner is fine.
You can use a temperature controlled heat mat if you have one.

Because temperatures of 18-21C are optimum for rapid and thorough germination.

Seedlings emerge in approx. 7-14 days.

Seed Count: 200 seeds per pack approx.
(We always aim to exceed the stated seed count, and give a generous serve).

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