Callistephus chinensis ‘Pompon Gusford’
POMPON GUSFORD CHINA ASTER
Pom poms of rich red flowers, each with a large white button eye, make Callistephus chinensis ‘Pompon Gusford’ an absolute stunner.
He looks like a battalion of smartly dressed soldiers in red and white uniforms marching in the garden.
Great garden display & commercial quality cut flowers
‘Pompon Gusford’ is a great recent addition to the lovely China Aster family.
Though he has been bred for abundant crops of commercial quality cut flowers, ‘Pompon Gusford’ is equally worthwhile for a spanking garden display.
Hardy, disease resistant & profuse blooming
Because Callistephus chinensis ‘Pompon Gusford’ has been developed especially for hardiness, disease resistance, and profuse commercial flowering.
Quickly and easily grown from seed.
And just as easily and quickly grown in the garden.
Where it is a spectacular annual flower for outstanding colour, and the blooms keep coming for months.
So the more you cut, the more ‘Pompon Gusford” will produce. And it is a prodigious producer of blooms for a long season over summer and autumn.
For garden or pots
Plant in a Full Sun to Part Shade garden position.
And ‘Pompon Gusford’ suits both garden planting and pots for massed colour display.
Approx. 60cm H x 25cm W.
SEED SOWING ADVICE: QUICK & EASY
Sow any time indoors in punnets / or scatter directly in garden in winter-early spring.
China Asters germinate easily both in the garden and indoors
INDOORS: Sow the seeds on the surface of good quality seed raising mix.
Now barely cover the seeds with mix / vermiculate / fine grit to a maximum of their own diameter. Because these seeds need light to germinate.
First soak the sown punnet in a water bath, so the moisture percolates right through from the bottom to the top.
Then place in a warm, well-lit position and keep moist.
Temperatures of 18-21C approx. are best for rapid and optimum germination.
Seedlings then emerge in approx. 7-14 days.
SEED COUNT: 300 seeds per pack approx.
(We always aim to exceed the stated seed count, and give a generous serve).
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