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China aster ' Matsumoto Apricot '

Callistephus chinensis


Abundant peachy Apricot blooms.

Spray-type plant

The ultimate cut flower variety with excellent length, strength, and firmness of stems. The plant produces masses of flowers in the apricot pastel shades that open to reveal golden centres. Bloom size is 2"  in diameter and grows to a height of 28-32". The plant form is heavily branching and upright.


Plant life cycle: annual

Site: full sun
Height: 28-32”
Days to maturity: 110-120 days

Seed depth: 1/8"
Plant spacing: 9-12”
Approx seeds per packet: 50


How to Grow:

Transplant (recommended) - Sow 1/8" deep into 72-cell flats or preferred seedling container, 6-8 weeks before last frost. Heat and reduced daylength initiate flowering. Establish plantings early to avoid short stems.

Direct seed - After your last frost date and when soil temperature is 65-70°F (18-21°C). Provide support. Pinching not required. Don't bury seeds too deeply; lightly cover with soil or vermiculite. 



Harvest when Outside ray florets begin to open. Place immediately in water


Vase life:

Add flower food, will last up to 10-14 days

China aster ' Matsumoto Apricot '

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