Aster flower seeds

- Carousel Blended Mixed

aster carousel mix

Average seed count: 200

Our price: 0.99p

Code: F AST050

The compact plants are 15cm tall and produce a mass of extra large flowers with a large range of colours, ideal for borders or window boxes.

When to sow

March/April at 20c

Where to sow

Sow seeds on top of a good seed compost and lightly firm down, do not cover. When the young seedlings are large enough to handle, thin out into cells or pot them on individually. Protect from frost.

What to do next!

When the seedlings are large enough to handle, transplant into cells or small pots and grow on in cooler conditions. When all signs of frost have gone, gradually harden off before planting out into their final position.

Maturity

Late July onward

Handy tip!

The strong stems and sturdy growth of this variety make it suitable for a bedding subject in exposed areas.

Aster - Duchess Special Mixed

Aster Duchess mixed

Average seed count: 200

Our price: 0.99p

Code: F AST051

Beautiful incurved chrysanthemum like flowers vigorous plants with strong stems. Ideal as a cut flower.

When to sow

March to May

Where to sow

March and April sowings should be made in gentle heat, under glass into trays of compost. Later sowings in May can be made direct into the flowering site in small clumps or shallow drills.

What to do next!

Sowings under glass should be pricked off into trays 5cm (2") apart and gradually hardened off before transplanting into the flowering site 10cm (4") apart. Outside sowings should be gradually thinned to the same spacings when seedlings are large enough to handle.

Maturity

June to September

Handy tip!

The strong stems and sturdy growth of this variety make it suitable for a bedding subject in exposed areas.

Aster - Madeleine Single Mixed

Aster madelaine single mix

Average seed count: 200

Our price: 0.99p

Code: F AST052

Elegant variety producing long stems for cutting. The flowers all have a yellow centre as a foil for the bright colours. Height 60cm.

When to sow

February-April

Where to sow

Germinate at 20-30C (68-86F) on the surface of a good free draining, damp seed compost. Do not cover seed. Place in a propagator or seal container inside a polythene bag until after germination which usually takes 7-14 days. Do not exclude light at any stage, as this helps germination.

What to do next!

When the seedlings are large enough to handle, transplant into modular cells or small pots and grow on in cooler conditions. When all signs of frost have gone, gradually harden off before planting out into their final position.

Maturity

Summer to first frost

Handy tip!

The strong stems and sturdy growth of this variety make it suitable for a bedding subject in exposed areas.