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Aster Crego Mix
Aster Crego Mix
Aster Crego Mix

Aster Crego Mix

Flower

Regular price $4.45 Sale

Aster Crego Mix (Callistephus chinensis) The China Aster eventually made its way to North America by the late 1800’s after Jesuit missionaries initially discovered the species  growing in a field near Beijing in the 1730’s.  Seeds were available through the W. Atlee Burpee seed co. by 1883. This gorgeous heirloom, Chinese aster boasts a mix of purples, pinks, and whites. Ken’s grandmother grew these between the 1940’s - 80’s in Zone 2b, acquiring the seeds from a Livingston seed catalogue. The long-lasting 4-5” flowers are perfect in cut arrangements, garden beds and borders. Stems are 18-24” in height. Also attracts many pollinators, blooming from mid-summer to late fall.

40 seeds per packet $4.45

Planting Instructions: Sow seeds indoors 6-8 weeks before last spring frost at 1/8” depth. Direct sow outdoors after all danger of frost has past. Sow seeds evenly at 1/8 inches depth and keep evenly moist. Expect germination in 10-21 days.