Aster - Kingsize Appleblossom
This is an extra-large variety for spectacular, striking displays. This half hardy annual is easy to grow, ideal for beds and borders, perfect for cutting, reaching the height of 100cm.
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.