Callistephus chinensis ‘The Hulk’
THE HULK ASTER
Callistephus chinensis ‘The Hulk’ is unique and weirdly wonderful for both florists and garden show.
There is simply no other flower like it, and so it is highly prized for floral art.
Large fried egg centres surrounded by a ruff of green
Flowers of ‘The Hulk’ are extraordinary.
With large creamy yellow centres that look for all the world like flat fried eggs sunny side up.
And surrounded by formal ruffs of green “petals” (actually leaflets).
Exceptionally large blooms, borne in abundance, for a very long season
Callistephus chinensis ‘The Hulk’ makes very large flowers, and borne in abundance over a very long season from late spring to autumn end.
Flower stems are also long and strong, making it a winner for florists and so durable in a vase.
So ‘The Hulk’ is a power house for flowers.
Great garden display & commercial quality cut flowers
‘The Hulk’ is a great recent addition to the lovely China Aster family.
Though it has been especially bred for abundant crops of commercial quality cut flowers, ‘The Hulk’ is equally worthwhile for a startling garden display.
Hardy, disease resistant & profuse blooming
Callistephus chinensis ‘The Hulk’ 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
Callistephus chinensis ‘The Hulk’ is quick and easy to germinate from seed.
And just as easily and quickly grown to flowering stage in the garden.
Where it is a spectacular annual flower for outstanding colour, and the blooms just keep coming for months.
So the more you cut, the more ‘The Hulk’ will produce.
For garden or pots
Plant in a Full Sun to Part Shade garden position.
And ‘The Hulk’ suits garden planting plus it does brilliantly in pots for massed colour display.
Approx. 60cm. High in unique 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.
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: 15 seeds per pack approx.
(We always aim to exceed the stated seed count, and give a generous serve).
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