Aster Gremlin Double Red Callistephus Chinensis is a herbaceous, tender annual plant. Commonly called Tiger Paw Aster, this China Aster variety can be easily grown from seeds. Aster Gremlin Red produces very showy, enormous in size, fully double, dark-red flowers with curved petals. China Aster blooms non-stop for weeks from summer until frost, and its fragrant flowers attract masses of beneficial pollinators including bees and butterflies.
Aster Gremlin is often planted in borders, flower beds or just everywhere else including containers and pots. Callistephus Chinensis tolerates drought and heat if adequate moisture is provided and grows best in full sun or partial shade preferring rich and well-drained soil. Aster Gremlin is a fantastic, long-lasting cut flower for fresh floral bouquets.
Height: 30 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