Aster (Callistephus chinensis) is a quickly growing annual plant that comes from the Far East and has been cultivated in Europe for several hundreds of years. Nowadays, there are myriads of aster varieties grown and one of them is the yellow-flowered "Bolero". This variety stands out with double, pom-pom shaped inflorescences whose diameter reaches up to 7 cm. Flowers sit atop sparsely branched, stiff stems and develop from August to October. The plants grow maximally 65 cm tall. Asters are perfectly suited for cultivation on the borders, in containers and on edgings. They are usually used in the middle of summer to fill gaps left by the early-blooming plants. Asters are also great cut flowers.
"Bolero" aster is usually grown from seedlings produced under covers. For that purpose seeds should be sown from the beginning of March to end of April to boxes or seed beds. The emergence occurs after approximately two weeks in 16 - 20°C. Plant-ready seedlings may be transplanted to the permanent site in May in 30 x 30 cm. Sunny site with fertile, humous and moderately moist soil perfectly suits aster cultures. Regular removal of the wilted inflorescences helps prolong the blooming period.
One package contains 0.5 g of the yellow "Bolero" pompom-flowered seeds, as well as the sow-by date and a growing guide.
- Weight: 0.5 g
- Height: 65 cm
- Use: Ornamental - borders, containers, edgings, cut flower
- Flowering period: August - October
- Growth form: erect
- Flower colour: yellow
- Vegetation form: annual
- Flower type: double, pom-pom shaped inflorescences
- Site: sunny; fertile, humous, moderately moist soil