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Aster Seeds - Milady Mixed

Botanical - Callistephus chinensis


Seed Count:
130 Seeds
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130 Seeds.

Other Names - China Aster, Annual Aster, Callistephus…

Aster Milady Mixed is a compact bushy dwarf variety producing full double flowers over a long season. The beautiful flowers are of excellent quality and come in a wide range of colours from blues, pinks, rose red and white. An excellent variety for growing in pots or as a bedding plant.

  • Productive over a long season.
  • Tough plants, very wilt resistant.
  • Weather resistant large sized blooms.

Suitable For - Bedding plants, herbaceous borders, flowers for cutting, pot plants, containers, cottage gardens

Sowing Months - March - May

Flowering Months - July - October

Soil Preperation

To help with moisture retention and fertility add a good amount of well rotted manure or compost to the soil. If the soil is a heavy clay add some gritty sand to help with drainage. Remove weeds from the area. The soil will need to be a fine tilth if the seeds are to be sown direct.

General Information
Habit Annual Soil type Well drained, moist, fertile soil
Type   Distance between plants 30 cm
Position Full sun Sowing depth 2 mm
Average height 20 - 25 cm Germination Temperature 13 to 18℃
Average spread 20 - 30 cm Days to germination 7 - 21 days
Hardiness Half hardy down to 0 RHS Bee friendly No
Soil Ph   RHS Award winner No

Sowing Guide

Early Sowing/Module Sowing

Sow aster seeds on the surface of damp compost in trays, pots or modules.
Cover the seeds with a light sprinkle of fine compost or vermiculite.
Place in a propagator or cover with a clear polythene bag and seal. Aster's do not require high temperatures to germinate.
Once germination starts remove the container from the propagator or plastic bag and place in a well lit area. Keep away from frost and protect from hot sun at this point.
When the aster seedlings are large enough to handle, prick out into 7 - 10 cm pots and grow on in frost free conditions.
Plant out when all risk of severe frost has passed. Harden off over 7 - 10 days so that the young plants can acclimatise to the outdoor temperatures slowly.

Direct Sowing

In April - May, sow aster seeds in a well prepared seed bed where they are to flower in rows 30 cm apart when all risk of frost has passed. The soil should have a fine tilth.
Water regularly especially in dry weather.
When the seedlings are large enough to handle, start to thin out until eventually they are 30 cm apart.

Growing On

Water newly planted aster's well until established.
To help retain moisture in the soil, mulch around each plant once established. Apply the mulch within 3 - 5 cm from the stems (making sure the mulch does not touch the stem).
The plants will benefit from a regular feed of a balanced fertilizer every 2 - 3 weeks during the flowering season.
When watering established plants, water around the base of the plants rather than over as damp wet leaves can encourage powdery mildew and other fungal diseases to develop.


Dead-head any spent flowers regularly to promote more blooms to grow.

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