Aster Lavender color (Callistephus Double Gremlin Lavender Blue) with large showy double blooms make beautiful cut flowers.
Nothing enhances a table like a beautiful floral arrangement.
Lavender Aster will bloom from summer until the first hard frost in the fall. Deadheading helps to keep the plant tidy and promotes continuous blooming.
Asters are attractive to bees and butterflies.
Variety: Callistephus Double Gremlin Lavender Blue
Life cycle: Annual
Soil Preference: Rich, consistently moist, well-drained
Light: Full sun / Partial shade
Package includes: Aster Lavender 100 Seeds
- ✅ Sow Aster seeds indoors 6 weeks after the frost danger has passed, or outdoors after last frost.
- ✅ Set up 3-inch seedling pots inside a drip tray. Load each pot with potting mix up to within 1/2 inch of the pot rim. Add in 1 inch of water to the drip tray, and let the soil in the pots to soak up the water until the soil surface area gets damp, after that empty virtually any remaining water from the tray.
- ✅ Sow 2-3 aster seeds in each pot, planting them on the top of the soil surface. Cover the seeds with a 1/4-inch layer of moist soil.
- ✅ Cover the pots with a layer of clear plastic wrap, which preserves moisture till the seeds sprout. Set up the tray of pots in a 70-75 Fahrenheit place that gets indirect light from sun. Asters will germinate in the dark, but they germinate quicker with some light.
- ✅ Take out the plastic wrap when sprouts come out. Move the pots to a spot that gets a minimum of 6 hrs of direct sun light; water the seedlings when the soil surface area dries out. Once the plants produce their 2nd set of leaves, thin the seedlings to ensure that only one aster remains in each pot.
- ✅ Incorporate a 2-inch garden compost layer into the top of 8 inches soil, in a well-draining outdoor bed that gets 6 hours of direct sun light daily. Transplant the asters into the bed at the very same depth they were in their pots, spacing them 18 inches apart.
- ✅ Water aster plants deeply one or two times a week, giving aprox 1 inch of moist each time, make sure that the top 6 inches of soil do not dry. Spread out a 2-inch layer of mulch over the bed to support preserve the soil humidity.
- ✅ Cut off spent blooms, and get rid of any plants that seem unhealthy to avoid the spread of diseases. Spritz the asters with an insecticidal soap if leafhoppers, mites or aphids end up being an issue. Leafhoppers can spread out the aster yellows infection, so they need timely control.
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Grew as expected
Planted and they are sprouting in starter pots
I planted these seeds to check the germination rate before my girl scout troop plants these for a service project. These seeds had a greater than 80% germination rate so I am very happy. I can't wait to see the blooms!
Seeds sprout very fast.
Hadn't tried this plant before, but they were easy to germinate and have grown into some beautiful flowering plants. Lots of blooms and nice thick foliage. Will be growing these again.