Crego Mix Aster
Crego Mix Aster is an ostrich plume-type with dense, shaggy petals that form large, 3-4” showy double flowers in shades of purple, deep rose, pink, violet, and white. Use in beds, borders, and cutting gardens and frequently visited by bees.
Germination: 10-14 days
Germination Temperature: Optimum soil temperatures 70-75ºF
Seed Planting Depth: Sow ⅛” deep
Starting Indoors: Start indoors 6-8 weeks before the last frost. Provide 70-75ºF soil temperatures until germination. Transplant after the last frost, 12-18” apart
Sowing Outdoors: After the last frost, only in areas with long growing seasons
Growth Habit: Upright, may need support
Height and Width: 24-32” x 12-15"
Spacing: 10-12" apart
Light Needs: Full sun
Soil Needs: Fertile, well-drained
Approximate days to flower from seed: 110-120 days
Uses: Flower beds, containers, cut flowers, attracts pollinators and beneficials
Care: Water seedlings regularly until established. Amend soil with compost before transplanting. Harvest flowers when they are halfway open. Vase life is 7-10 days. Remove faded flowers to encourage more blooms