Aster Duchess Mixed
This variety of Aster makes a bold display and a superb cut flower. Duchess is later flowering than other varieties of Aster but once it does flower, it produces stunning large chrysanthemum like blooms with thick in-curved petals at an approximate height of 60cm.
Pack size: 200 Seeds
March to April
WHERE TO SOW
Sow in trays of moist seed compost and cover with a fine sprinkling of compost or vermiculite. Place in a warm place and keep at a temperature of between 20-25°C (68-77°F).
WHAT TO DO NEXT
When large enough to handle, transplant seedlings into pots or trays. Gradually acclimatise plants to outdoor conditions for a few weeks before planting out after all risk of frost has passed, 23-30cm (9-12") apart in well-drained soil in full sun.
June to September
The strong stems and sturdy growth of this variety make it suitable for a bedding subject in exposed areas.