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Callistephus chinensis - Powderpuff Mix Aster - Local Pickup & Delivery Only

4.5" Nursery Pot

The Powderpuff Aster is a delightful and eye-catching addition to any garden, renowned for its fluffy, pom-pom-like blooms. These charming flowers come in an array of soft pastel colors, including pink, lavender, and white, creating a beautiful, delicate display that adds a touch of elegance to flower beds, borders, and containers. The Powderpuff Aster's abundant and long-lasting blossoms make it a favorite for attracting butterflies and other pollinators, enhancing the ecological diversity of your garden. Its compact and bushy growth habit also makes it an excellent choice for creating dense, colorful patches that stand out in any landscape.

Ed's Plant Profile

  • Botanical Name:Callistephus chinensis
  • Common Name: Flowering aster, Powderpuff Aster, Mixed Color Aster
  • Family: Asteraceae
  • Native Range: South America
  • Plant Type: Annual, May reseed outdoors

Ed's Care Guide

  • Care: Easy
  • Light: Full Sun
  • Water: Keep on the drier side to prevent powdery mildew
  • Humidity: All levels are acceptable
  • Temperature: 55-85F will not tolerate a hard freeze
  • Pruning: Deadhead flowers to promote vigorous blooming
  • FeedingFertilize every three weeks during the warmer months with blossom-boosting fertilizer
  • Propagation: Seed
  • Pests: Few if any
  • Toxicity: May cause a tummy ache in pets if a large amount is consumed

Caring for your Powderpuff Aster is straightforward and rewarding, making it a great option for gardeners of all levels. This hardy plant thrives in full sun to partial shade, preferring well-draining soil to prevent root rot and promote healthy growth. Regular watering is essential, especially during dry spells, but be sure to allow the soil to dry slightly between waterings to avoid overwatering. Additionally, deadheading spent flowers will encourage continuous blooming throughout the growing season. With these simple care tips, your Powderpuff Aster will thrive, providing a stunning and lush display of delicate blooms that bring beauty and life to your garden.