Aster Novae Angliae and Novi Belgii ‘Composition’ – (Michaelmas Daisy)
Bright colours of Aster novi-belgi and novae-angliae in a rich colour range of long stemmed autumnal flowers for cutting.
These plants flower late into autumn, and are an indispensable part of the garden, as they produce an eye-catching display when very few other plants are still flowering. The plants resulting from this improved formula mixture are lovely, and the brightly coloured single, semi-double and double flowers in many shades of ruby, rose, blue, violet and white will glow in the garden bringing late autumn colour and life to the border. They are excellent for cutting.
Sow in spring. Sow onto moist well-drained seed compost. Press seeds lightly into soil but do not cover. Ideal temp. 20°C. Germination takes 10 days approx. Seeds must be kept damp at all times or germination will cease. If germination does not occur cold stratify. Move to 4°C. for 2-4 weeks then return to warmth. Transplant seedlings once large enough to handle to 8cm pots and grow on in cooler conditions. Acclimatise and plant out after danger of frost has passed with 100cm spacing.
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