Aster, “China Blend” Seeds
When the sunshine and heat have you reaching for iced tea, this selection of old-fashioned, single-flowered China asters will make your garden come alive with cool colors like red, pink, purple, and white. Grow them near the back of the flowerbed for a midsummer surprise for you and the pollinators. A longtime florist’s favorite, they make fabulous, long-lasting cut flowers.
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: Sow 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"