ASTER spectabilis

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ASTER spectabilis

Eastern Showy Aster, Seaside Aster
(EURYBIA)
Select Item No. AB090

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One Portion is usually sufficient for approx. 50 plants.
Please switch to gram for larger quantities.



Plant Description

Life Cycle: Perennial
Family: Asteraceae
Origin: Eastern USA
Special Features: Brilliant violet flowers umbels.
Historical: The Latin spectabilis translates to remarkable, admirable or showy.
 
Basic Colour: (violet)
Flower Colour: brilliant violet
Natural Flowering Period: August - October
 
Winter Hardiness Zones: Z4 - Z9
Foliage: elliptic-shaped, narrow
Growth Habit: rhizomatous
Height with Flowers: 40 cm
Spacing between Plants: 40 cm
Soil Requirements: dry / sandy
Location:
Usage: for the rock garden / suitable for cutting
Grams per 1000 seeds: 0.83333 Gram
Seeds per Gram
(does not correspond to the number of plants!):
1200
Gram to get 1000 plants
(if sown directly into pots etc. you will need a larger quantity):
3 Gram
Sowing Rates/Trays: 3 - 4 per cell
Plug tray recommended size(s): 72 / 128
Sowing Direction:

(9) These seeds germinate rapidly depending on species and origin. If germination does not occur after 3–4 weeks a cooling period of 2–4 weeks is recommended.

Best Sowing Date
(northern Hemisphere, Field condition):
late autumn - early spring
Sowing to Germination: 4 - 6 weeks
Germination to Transplant: 4 - 6 weeks
Transplanting to Potting: 6 - 8 weeks
Cutting back at Transplanting: Cut back 1-2 times; once at transplanting; once again 4 weeks later to keep more compact.
Container Size(s): 1 plug per 8/9 cm (3 1/2") / 1-2 plugs per 11/12 cm (4 1/2")
Vernalization: A prudent recommendation would be to provide 6-12 weeks at an average daily temperature of 40°F (5°C). Exposure to cold may not be necessary for flowering but might improve quality.
Forcing: This species is not a suitable candidate for forcing.
Fertilizer: Medium (150-200 ppm)
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