Alpine Aster Mix
This low growing evergreen, native to the mountain of Europe is just 6 inches high, covered with little, daisy-like flowers in white, purple, blue, and pink. Provides a real focal point in a border or rock garden, year after year.
Perennial, zones 3-7
Germination: 10-14 days
Germination Temperature: Optimum soil temperatures 70-75ºF
Seed Planting Depth: Sow ⅛” deep, cold treating aids germination
Starting Indoors: Start indoors 6-8 weeks before the last frost. Provide 70-75ºF soil temperatures until germination. Transplant after the last frost, 12” apart
Sowing Outdoors: Direct sow mid-spring or early fall, sow 3-5 seeds every 12”
Growth Habit: Spreading mass
Height and Width: 6-8” x 12-15"
Spacing: 12" apart
Light Needs: Full sun
Soil Needs: Fertile, well-drained
Approximate days to flower from seed: 110-120 days
Uses: Flower beds, rock gardens, borders, tolerates drought, attracts beneficials
Care: Water seedlings regularly until established. Amend soil with compost before transplanting. Remove faded flowers to encourage more blooms. Short-lived where summers are hot.
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