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Callistephus (Mixed) - Chinese Aster Seeds

Callistephus (Mixed) - Chinese Aster Seeds

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Callistephus flowers are renowned for their extended vase-life, and boast blossoms of a generous size with distinct texture. Their muted colors lend themselves to any interior aesthetic, whilst the plant's upright, full form can provide a majestic focal point. Planting in a sunny, well-drained site yields abundant blooms on tall stems perfect for cutting.

Flower Specifications

Season: Annual


USDA Zones: 3 - 8


Height: 12 - 24 inches


Bloom Season: Summer


Bloom Color: Mix


Environment: Full sun to partial shade


Soil Type: Well-drained, pH 6.0 - 7.8


Deer Resistant: Yes


House Plant: No


Latin Name: Callistephus chinensis

Planting Directions

When to Plant Aster Seeds

Plant outdoors after the last frost of the season or start indoors 6-8 weeks before the last frost date.

Where to Plant Aster Seeds

Plant in moist, nutrient dense, well draining soils that are exposed to full sun (6-8 hours of sun per day) to partial shade (4-6 hours of sun per day). Do not plant Asters in areas where the soil readily dries out.

How to Plant Aster Seeds

Aster seeds require light to germinate, so be careful not to cover them when planting.

When sowing outdoors, spread the seeds across the surface of moistened soil. Repeat this several times every 10-14 days and keep the soil moistened to ensure an extended blooming season. When grown indoors, transplant into the garden 6-8 inches apart.

How to Care for Aster

Asters are easy to maintain. Do not allow soils to dry out. Mulching around each plant can both keep weeds down as well as aid in moisture retention. Taller flower stalks may need to be staked to keep them from falling over. Keep from crowding asters together wherever possible to allow for better airflow between plants. Plant in different locations each year to reduce the risk of spreading potential pests or diseases.

Shipping

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ESTIMATED SHIPPING TIME
Here is an estimate of the shipping times. Due to factors that often affect international shipments, such as holidays, customs, and weather delays, we can only offer an estimate of shipping times.
 
Location Estimated Shipping Time
United States 15 - 25 working days
Canada, Europe, Australia 20 - 35 working days
Others 25 - 40 working days
 
***At the moment, all Gardenizi's products are typically shipped from one of our overseas facilities, so please allow up to 3-4 weeks to receive your purchase(s), though we've been seeing much quicker shipping times recently. Shipping time is typically dependent on how long customs takes, which can vary from country to country.
For items that ship from our overseas supplier, there's typically a delay in tracking information being updated from the time the package enters USPS facilities in China to the time it's processed at USPS facilities in the US. This usually takes between 2-7 days on average, although it can take as long as 8-12 days. ***
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If any of the above scenarios occur with your package we promise to keep you well informed with as much information that is available to us.
 
SHIPPING GUARANTEE:
To back up our commitment and promise to you we will refund the cost of shipping (or give a partial refund if shipping was free) on any item that takes longer than the following time frames to arrive at your destination.
Location Estimated Shipping Time
United States 15 - 25 working days
Canada, Europe, Australia 20 - 35 working days
Others 25 - 40 working day
 
 

RISK-FREE SHOPPING:

If for whatever reason your goods don't arrive within 60 days, you will be refunded in FULL for that item. This is our promise to you!

INTERNATIONAL DELIVERY:

We cannot guarantee that you will or will not be charged any customs taxes or duties. You are responsible for all applicable customs, duties, taxes and fees charged by your government. Please contact your country's customs office for respective charges and rates on package coming outside of your country.

NOTE: On very rare occasions international shipping to some countries can take 4-6 weeks, or possibly longer for the slow-to-ship countries listed below. We are not responsible for any delays caused by destination country's customs clearance processes. Shipping to certain countries may require additional shipping fees due to the geographical location.

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If your order is already processing or has already shipped, we cannot change the address and the only thing we can do is wait to see if the package gets returned back to us. In that case, we will be able to provide you with an exchange or refund.

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Why You Should Choose Seeds from Garden Growth Guide

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FAQ?

I've never grown plants from seeds before. Can I do it?

Absolutely! At Gardenizi, we are here to make your journey into the world of seed planting easy and enjoyable, even if you are a complete beginner with no prior gardening experience.

Think of our seeds as "super seeds" carefully selected for their high germination rates and easy care. We provide clear, detailed instructions to guide you every step of the way, making the process of growing plants a breeze. Embrace planting as a new adventure, a chance to connect with nature and create vibrant green spaces in your living area.

With Gardenizi, planting is truly a simple and delightful experience. All our seed varieties are popular and widely used, and you can easily find tailored instructions on YouTube or other online resources that suit your preferred gardening style. Embracing the joy of gardening with Gardenizi is as easy as can be!

Let's embark on your planting journey with Gardenizi and discover the pleasure of cultivating lush, thriving greenery in your surroundings!

How long can I store the seeds?

At Gardenizi, feel free to purchase seeds whenever you feel the gardening urge, be it during winter or summer. We are confident in the quality of our seeds, allowing you to store them for up to 2-3 years.

Don't hesitate or worry about the timing, as with Gardenizi, you can buy seeds anytime throughout the year to be well-prepared for the upcoming spring season. Rest assured that the perfect planting opportunity is always waiting for you with our carefully selected premium seeds.

Embrace the joy of gardening and immerse yourself in a green journey with Gardenizi. Don't let time pass by without experiencing the delightful flavor of planting and nurturing each fantastic seed.

Purchase your seeds today and indulge in the passion of gardening with Gardenizi!

How Much Seed Do I Need?

How to Calculate Square Footage And Purchase the Right Amount of Wildflower Seed In 3 Easy Steps

Before purchasing wildflower seeds to plant your meadow, calculate the square footage of your meadow or garden bed. This guide will walk you through the 3 easy steps, so that you'll know how much seed you need!

1. Measure

For Squares or Rectangles: measure the length and width of the space where you want to plant. 

For Circles: find the radius by measuring the widest part of your planting space and divide by 2.

2. Calculate Square Footage

For Squares or Rectangles:  length (in feet)  x  width (in feet) = square feet

For example, a garden that measures 50 feet x 30 feet = 1500 sq. ft.

 

For Circles:  3.14  x radius (in feet) x  radius   = square feet

For example, a circular garden that is 20 feet across has a radius of 10 feet. 10 x 10 x 3.14 = 314 sq. ft.

(The mathematical formula for the area of a circle is Π · r2 - the Π symbol is pronounced Pi and represents approximately 3.142, and r2 stands for radius squared.)

3. Find How Much Seed You Need

The amount of seed you should plant depends on the flower display you want. We typically recommend planting on the higher side for a lush meadow. Plant on the lower side for a more scattered look. 

For Individual Species: The recommended rates vary greatly from species to species. Check the product page, or contact us with questions.

For Wildflower Mixes: Reference the table below.

This Much Seed Covers... This Much Square Footage
1/4 lb 250 - 500 sq. ft.
1/2 lb 500 - 1,000 sq. ft.
1 lb 1,000 - 2,000 sq. ft.
5 lbs 5,000 - 10,000 sq. ft.
10 lbs 10,000 - 25,000 sq. ft.
Acreage
  • 1 Acre = 43,000 sq.ft.
  • 1/2 Acre = 21,500 sq. ft.
  • 1/4 Acre = 10,750 sq.ft.
  • 1/10 Acre = 4,300 sq. ft.

Tips For Larger Plantings: If you have a large site, from 1/2 acre to several acres, your planting rate may be affected by land conditions. If you have heavy weeds on the site now, some erosion, generally poor soil, or other land problems, additional seed is usually the most economical solution, since installation of a large planting usually costs more than the seed itself. If your site does have these problems and you want full coverage, use 1 pound per 1000 sq. ft.