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The scientific name of China aster is Callistephus chinensis and is also known as summer aster. The China aster plants are actually a popular and beautiful cut flower. The China aster plants typically grow twelve to thirty-six in height and they produce a dozen or more blooms per plant, although depending on the cultivar. The plants can be grown in the greenhouse or the field. It is possible to grow China aster plants year-round in a heated greenhouse or in moderate climates. This annual should not be confused with the perennial asters (New England aster, September aster, and New York aster). The China aster plants are relatively easy to grow except for its susceptibility to aster yellows, which is a disease that is transmitted by leaf hoppers. To read more visit


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Sow indoors 6-8 weeks before planting out, in peat pots or similar. Otherwise direct sow outdoors after the last frost date. Just cover the seeds. If starting indoors, provide bright light and a soil temperature of 10-15°C (65-70°F). is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to