King Size Apricot China Aster Seed
From Johnny seeds repacked in Kuwait
Double and semidouble apricot blooms.
2 1/2–3″ double and semidouble, light apricot-colored flowers. Compared to Tower Chamois, King Size Apricot plants are taller and equally as productive, blooms are similar in size and a shade lighter with a warmer (creamier yellow) tone, and petals are only slightly curled (whereas Tower Chamois’ petals are heavily curled inward toward the center of the bloom).Ht. 34–40″. Avg. . Packet: 50 seeds
DAYS TO GERMINATION:10-14 days at 70-72°F (21-22°C)
SOWING:Transplant (recommended) – Sow 1/8″ deep into 72-cell flats, or preferred seedling container, 6-8 weeks before planting out. Heat and reduced daylength initiate flowering. Establish plantings early to avoid short stems. Direct seed – Once soil temperature is 65-70°F (18-21°C). Provide support. Row cover or insect netting helps prevent the spread of Aster Yellows Virus by leafhoppers. Pinching not required.
LIGHT PREFERENCE: Sun.
PLANT HEIGHT: Varies depending on variety.
PLANT SPACING: 6-12″.
HARDINESS ZONES: Annual.
VASE LIFE: 7-10 days.
HARVEST:Fresh: Outside ray florets begin to open. Place immediately in water. Dried: When blooms are fully open.
SOIL REQUIREMENTS: Fertile, well-drained soil. pH: 5.5-7.5 preferred.
USES: Cut flowers, borders.
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Callistephus chinensis
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