ASTER Starlight Mixed
PLEASE NOTE: This is a seed packet
One of the best dwarf Asters! Intriguing spider-like flowers smother compact basal branched plants in attractive shades of blue, purple, scarlet and rose. Early to flower, adding a colourful display to borders or patio containers over a long flowering period.
Sow February to April. Sow seed on the surface of a good, free-draining, damp, seed compost Cover the seed with a very fine sprinkling of compost or vermiculite. Place in a propagator or seal container inside a polythene bag and place at a temperature of 20-25C (68-77F) until after germination which usually takes 7-21 days. Do not exclude light, as this helps germination.
Transplant seedlings when large enough to handle into trays or 7.5cm (3in) pots. Gradually acclimatise plants to cooler conditions for a few weeks before planting out after all risk of frost, 15-2cm (6-8in) apart.
Position: Full Sun
Plant Height: 20cm
Colour: Mixed – Blue, Purple, Scarlet and Rose
Half Hardy Annual
|Flower / Harvest||
July, August, September
February, March, April