Chinese aster pion-shaped (mixture of colors).
Columnar bush, branched, 50-80 cm high. Peduncles are strong, densely leafy. Inflorescences are bright, hemispherical, densely double, non-sagging, 8-10 cm in diameter. The ligulate flowers are wide, raised upward, covering the tubular flowers. Blooms in August-September.
Used for planting in prefabricated flower beds in groups, rows and for cutting.
The plant prefers an open, sunny place, but tolerates partial shade. Grows best on light, fertile soils. Does not tolerate the application of organic fertilizers in the year of planting. Seeds are sown from mid-February to April. The seeding depth is 0.5 cm. At a soil temperature of + 15 ° C, seedlings appear on the 7-14th day. After 3-4 weeks, the crops are dived and grown at a temperature of + 12 + 15 ° C. Seedlings are planted in the ground in the second half of May, maintaining a distance between plants of 30-35 cm.
Eng.: China aster. Suom.: Kiinanasteri. Sven.: Sommaraster.