Fascinating beauty of salmon-pink inflorescences.
The bush is columnar, up to 70 cm high and 50-60 cm in diameter.The inflorescences are spherical, densely double, 10 cm in diameter.
Popular aster with classic, double-flowered inflorescences
Blooms from July until frost.
They are used very widely: for planting in prefabricated flower gardens in groups, on beds - in rows and for cutting.
The plant prefers an open, sunny place, but tolerates partial shade. Grows best on light and 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 + 20 ° C, seedlings appear in 7-14 days.
With the development of the first pair of true leaves, the seedlings dive and grow at a temperature of + 12 + 15 ° C.
Seedlings are planted in open ground in the second half of May, keeping the distance between plants 25-30 cm.
Astra is a cold-resistant culture, seedlings are planted in a permanent place, without waiting for the end of the return cold (at the age of 30-35 days).
It is possible to sow seeds in open ground in spring or before winter, at the end of October, to a depth of 0.5-1.0 cm.
Plants need timely watering, weeding, loosening and feeding.