Needle-petal aster "Red Ball" (Callistephus chinensis) produces impressive, large red blooms. Needle petal asters belong to the most popular summer flowers and are valued for their noble looks and long blooming period. Their inflorescences consist of numerous tongue-shaped, curled flowers and look like if they are made tiny needles. They develop all summer long until first summer frosts. They would look most impressing on borders in larger groupings or combined with other summer flowers. Needle-petal aster "Red Ball" grows 50 - 75 cm tall and you may use it as cut flower. It will please your eyes in a vase for a long time.
Asters are easy in cultivation and undemanding. Sowing seeds in early spring under covers is one of the best methods of growing these wonderful plants on your own. You may also sow aster seeds directly to the ground in May. Young plants are frost-sensitive, so the seedlings may only be transplanted to the permanent site no earlier than in the second half of May. They will develop the most beautiful blooms planted on the sunny site. Moderately moist soil rich in nutrients are perfect for needle-petal asters.
Each package contains 0.5 g of "Red Ball " needle-petal aster seeds. The package information contains a growing guide and the sow-by date.
- Weight: 0.5 g
- Height: 50 - 75 cm
- Use: Ornamental - borders, cut flower
- Flowering period: Summer - first autumn frosts
- Flower colour: red
- Flower type: inflorescences
- Site: sunny; moderately moist soil rich in nutrients