Callistephus chinensis ‘Starlight Light Pink’
PINK FEATHER ASTER
Callistephus chinensis ‘Starlight Light Pink’ is outrageously beautiful.
Blooms like magical starbursts.
Huge pom poms of softest baby pink
Blooms are outrageously large.
And the shaggy pom poms are made up of the finest, feathery quill petals in softest baby pink, with creamy shading on the outside quills.
Great garden display & commercial quality cut flowers
‘Starlight Light Pink’ is a great recent addition to the lovely China Aster family.
It has been bred for abundant crops of commercial quality cut flowers, but to be equally worthwhile for a startling garden display.
Hardy, disease resistant & profuse blooming
Callistephus chinensis ‘Starlight Light Pink’ has also been developed especially for hardiness, disease resistance, and profuse commercial flowering.
In line with the new direction in cut flower production for more disease resistant, robust growing varieties that don’t need cosseting.
Quickly and easily grown from seed
And the time from sowing seeds to producing flowers is approx. 3 to 3.5 months.
So commercial flower farms like to sow the seeds during autumn – winter to have mature plants ready to plant out and begin flowering as early as possible in spring.
Brilliant for garden
‘Starlight Light Pink’ is just as easily and quickly grown in the garden.
Where it is a spectacular annual flower for outstanding colour.
because the blooms just keep coming for months from mid summer to end of autumn.
So the more you cut, the more ‘Starlight Light Pink’ will produce.
Stunning in pots
Plant in a Full Sun to Part Shade garden position.
‘Starlight Light Pink’ also does brilliantly in pots for a massed colour display for months on end.
It’s compact growth is perfect for decorative pots with real wow factor.
Approx. 30cm. High in unique starburst flowers x 30cm. Wide.
SEED SOWING ADVICE: QUICK & EASY
Suitable for beginners & gardening with kids
Sow any time indoors in punnets / or scatter directly in garden in winter-early spring.
Callistephus chinensis ‘Starlight Light Pink’ germinates 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: 100 seeds per pack approx.
(We always aim to exceed the stated seed count, and give a generous serve).
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