Aster, also called China Aster, is a favorite cut flower, noted for its strong stems and long lasting blossoms. Early Charm Asters have lovely full double flowers in soft shades of white, pink, red and purple. Blooms in early summer, about two weeks earlier than mid-season varietites.
Select a location with full sun and well drained soil. Plant after danger of hard frost in early spring. May be started indoors about six weeks before last spring frost. Water regularly until plants are established. Cut back on watering as plants mature.
Keep flowers cut regularly to encourage more blossoms. Rotate planting each year to avoid Aster disease problems.
Seed depth 1/4"
Seed Space 1"
Sprouts In 10-14 days
Thin Space 12"
Flowers in: early summer