Aster Duchess Mixed
Impressive chrysanthemum-like blooms in a pretty mix of colours. Brilliant for the late summer border and fabulous for cutting, lasting well in the vase.
Plant Class: Half Hardy Perennial (HHP)
Indoor growing instructions In trays of seed compost, sow thinly and cover with a fine layer of compost. Firm gently, keep moist and cover with glass, polythene or propagator lid. Keep at approx. 15-20°C. Germination takes 14-21 days. Remove cover when seedlings appear and transplant when large enough, 5cm apart in trays. Acclimatise plants to outdoor temperatures from late May and transplant 25cm apart in flowering position.
Outdoor growing instructions Directly into prepared soil in final flowering position, sow thinly in rows 30cm apart and cover with a very fine layer of soil. When large enough thin to 25cm apart. Keep moist and weed free.
Tip Cut flowers are best picked when buds are just showing colour.