China Aster (Callistephus)

Latin Name Pronunciation: kal-liss'tef-us chin-en'sis

The annual China Aster is grown for colorful blooms from summer to fall, which are great for cutting. Plant in annual borders or as a bright filler between perennials.

Grow in full sun and well-drained soil. Taller varieties may require staking. Deadhead regularly to keep the blossoms coming.

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