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CHINA ASTER Callistephus chinensis 72F, 8 to 10 days CROP TIME: PACK: 8 weeks (green) Asters require long days or 4 hours of additional lighting per night to initiate flowering. All varieties are prone to Aster Yellow virus. USES: Asters are versatile for cut flower, pot or bedding production. Packs should be sold when green. Greenhouse produced cut flower asters require cool temperatures of 50 degrees nights and 2 additional hours of night lighting from August 15th through the winter to May 15th to insure proper stem length. Control of aphids and leafhoppers is critical to reduce the spread of viral disease.

Cutflower. The flower of the Daylight is as bright as daylight. A spray type Aster, excellent for mixed bouquets. Plants reach a garden height of 30ƒ??. Flower diameter is 1ƒ??. Colors change from white to blue or rose as the blossom matures. Blooms during the short days of early spring or fall

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