Callistephus chinensis

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Callistephus chinensis ‘Tall China Mix’

Callistephus chinensis ‘Tall China Mix’ is a hardy, good old standby, favourite seed mix of China Asters with particularly long stems.
So they have long been a favourite amongst those who love cut flowers.
This mix contains peony flowered very double flowers as well as semi-double open types.

Tried & true commercial floristry flowers

The size of the flowers is good, and the colours are superb.
With the huge China Asters blooming in white, soft-pink, rose-pink, to rich royal purple, blue, and violet.
And petals with sumptuous texture.

Tall, showy & easy to harvest

The flowers are borne on exceptionally tall, strong stems making them easy to harvest and prepare for the vase.

Great garden display & commercial quality cut flowers

Callistephus chinensis ” has been specially bred for the cut-flower trade with abundant crops of commercial quality cut flowers.
But it is equally worthwhile for a spanking garden display.
As hardiness, disease and weather resistance have also been built in by the breeders.

Quickly and easily grown from seed.

Callistephus chinensis ‘Tall China Mix’ is quick and easy to raise from seed.
And just as easily and quickly grown in the garden.
Where it is a spectacular annual flower for outstanding colour, with the blooms coming for months for a long season over summer and autumn.
So the more you cut, the more ‘Tall China Mix’ will produce.

For garden or pots

Plant in a Full Sun to Part Shade garden position.
And ‘Tall China Mix’ suits both garden planting and pots for massed colour display.
Approx. 85cm H x 25cm W.


Suitable for beginners & gardening with kids

Sow any time indoors in punnets / or scatter directly in garden in winter-early spring.
Callistephus chinensis (China Asters) germinate easily both in the garden and indoors.

Sow indoors for early plants: 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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