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PlantFiles: China Aster
Callistephus chinensis 'Fireworks Mix'

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Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Callistephus (kal-LISS-steff-us) (Info)
Species: chinensis (chi-NEN-sis) (Info)
Cultivar: Fireworks Mix

Synonym:Aster chinensis
Synonym:Aster sinensis

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Category:
Annuals

Height:
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:
12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

Hardiness:
Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Danger:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Pink
Violet/Lavender
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:
Unknown - Tell us

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Flowers are good for cutting
Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:
Collect seedhead/pod when flowers fade; allow to dry
Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

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Profile:

1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive bigcityal On Jun 17, 2007, bigcityal from Menasha, WI (Zone 5a) wrote:

This plant grew well for me. Grew about as tall as it could without needing support. Bees and other insects seemed to like it.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Midway, West Virginia
Menasha, Wisconsin



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