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Alpine Aster Mix

Aster alpinus

 

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.  25 seeds.

 

PLANTING

Perennial, zone 3-7

Germination:  14-30 days

Seed Planting Depth: On surface, press in and cover lightly

Starting Indoors/Outdoors:  Start indoors 6-8 weeks before last frost.Cold treat seed by sowing into moist soil or paper towel, wrap in a clear plastic bag and place in refrigerator for 2 weeks; then provide 70-75 degree soil temperatures until germination. Sow outdoors in early spring or early fall, spacing 5-10 seeds every 12".

Height and Width:  6" x 12"

Spacing:  10-12"

Light Needs:  Full sun

Soil Needs:   Average, well drained

Approximate days to flower from seed:   Blooms in the second year, late spring to early-mid summer

Uses:  R ock garden, garden border, attracts bees and beneficials 

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