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Mr Fothergills Aster Ostrich Feather 250 Seeds

Mr Fothergills Aster Ostrich Feather 250 Seeds

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Aster - Ostrich Feather

Ostrich Feather produces large, double blooms of recurving petals in rich boudoir colours. Often grown as cut flowers in Victorian times. The half-hardy annual reaches the height of 60cm.

Sow indoors for surest results, from February to April, 0.5cm deep, in trays of compost. Water well and place in a warm position. A temperature of 15-20°C is ideal. Keep moist. Seedlings usually appear in 14-21 days. Transplant seedlings, 5cm apart, to other trays when large enough to handle. Always hold by a leaf, never by the stem. Grow on in cooler, but not cold conditions. Gradually accustom young plants to outside conditions, before planting out into well-drained soil, May-June, 30cm apart, when frosts are over. Or, sow outdoors for ease, April-May, where they are to flower, 0.5cm deep, into finely-prepared, well-drained soil, which has already been watered. Thin seedlings to 30cm apart. Water well until plants are established. Flowers from July to October.

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