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PlantFiles: China Aster
Callistephus chinensis 'Starlight Rose'

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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: Starlight Rose

Synonym:Aster chinensis
Synonym:Aster sinensis

Category:
Annuals

Height:
6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:
9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Hardiness:
Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
N/A

Bloom Color:
Rose/Mauve

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:
Herbaceous
Smooth-Textured

Other details:
Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From seed; sow indoors before last frost
From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:
Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral lehua_mc On Oct 9, 2010, lehua_mc from Portland, OR (Zone 8b) wrote:

I tried two different times this season to start Aster Starlight Rose from seed this spring, with absolutely no results. Granted we had the wettest spring and coldest summer in years, so the jury is still out. The first time was direct sowing in the garden bed, the second time in fiber pots with more control over temperature and moisture (but not technical control, this was my kitchen table).

Regional...

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

Kalama, Washington



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