- Variety Info
- Sowing Info
- Growing Info
Exposure: Full sun to part shade
Bloom Period: Summer to frost
Plant Dimensions: 24"–30" tall, 12"–18" wide
Variety Info: Fully-double, 2'' blue-purple flowers
Attributes: Attracts Pollinators, Cut Flower
When to Sow Outside: 1 to 2 weeks after your average last frost date, when soil temperature is at least 65°F. Mild Climates: Sow in late summer for winter bloom.
When to Start Inside: RECOMMENDED. 6 to 8 weeks before your average last frost date. Mild Climates: Start in late summer for winter bloom.
Days to Emerge: 10–15 days
Seed Depth: ⅛"
Seed Spacing: A group of 4 seeds every 12''
Thinning: When 2" tall, thin to 1 every 12''
Harvesting: For longest vase life, harvest flower in the morning, choosing buds that have just begun to open. Change vase water frequently.
Special Care: Mulch plants (avoid mulch touching stems) to help keep shallow aster roots consistently moist. Staking may be necessary. To reduce the possibility of common diseases, avoid wetting leaves when watering, and ensure good air circulation with proper thinning and spacing.