Aster Dwarf Milady Blue Callistephus Chinensis is a half-hardy annual aster. Aster Dwarf Milady Blue is easy to grow from seeds, and this dwarf variety grows only 10 inches tall blooming with large, fully-double, chrysanthemum-type, blue flowers on sturdy stems. Aster Milady blooms over a long period from early summer until the first frost, and its showy, fragrant flowers attract butterflies and bees.
Aster Dwarf Milady Blue is an excellent bedding, border, container, and pot plant. This long time favorite annual aster looks outstanding in the front of a sunny border. Callistephus Chinensis is drought tolerant and heat resistant, but it does not like to dry out, so the soil has to be kept moist with good drainage provided. This China Aster variety is a superb cut flower.
Height: 10 Inches
Bloom Season: Summer/Fall
Environment: Sun/Partial Shade
Soil Type: Rich Moist, well-drained pH 6.0-6.5
USDA Zones: All Regions of North America
Sow Indoors: Winter/Spring (6-8 weeks before last frost)
Sow Outdoors: Spring
Seed Depth: 1/16 Inch
Germination Time: 14-21 Days