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Aster, Salmon Red

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Tall, long-stemmed plants produce stunning red and salmon blooms.

Full Description

Fireworks in the garden. Large, bright, golden-disked blooms, in red to salmon, set off pyrotechnic bursts of joyous color. Loaded with vintage charm, the tall, long-stemmed flowers work marvels in a vase.
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Item#: 38235A
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Full Sun

Height null

20-24 inches

Spread null

6-8 inches

Ornamental Use null

Beds, Borders, Container, Cut Flowers

Life Cycle null

Annual

Sow Method null

Direct Sow/Indoor Sow

Flowering null

true

Bloom Duration null

10

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  • How to Sow and Plant

    • Select a location in full sun with good rich moist organic, well-drained soil.
    • Prepare the bed by turning the soil under to a depth of 6-12, inches removing any debris, and lightly raking as level as possible.
    • The addition of organic matter (leaf mold, compost, well-rotted manure) benefits all gardens and is essential in recently constructed neighborhoods.
    • Plant on a cloudy day or in late afternoon to reduce transplant shock.
    • Dig a hole for each plant large enough to amply accommodate the root ball.
    • Unpot the plant and gently loosen the root ball with your hands to encourage good root growth.
    • Place the top of the root ball even with the level of the surrounding soil. Fill with soil to the top of the root ball. Press soil down firmly with your hand.
    • Use the plant tag as a location marker.
    • Thoroughly water and apply a light mulch layer on top of the soil (1-2 inches) to conserve water and reduce weeds.

    How to Grow

    • Keep weeds under control during the growing season. Weeds compete with plants for water, space and nutrients, so control them by either cultivating often or use a mulch to prevent their germination.
    • Mulches also help retain soil moisture and maintain even soil temperatures. For perennials, an organic mulch of aged bark or shredded leaves lends a natural look to the bed and will improve the soil as it breaks down in time.  Always keep mulches off a plant’s stems to prevent possible rot.
    • Careful watering is essential in getting perennials off to a good start. Water thoroughly at least once a week to help new roots grow down deeply. Soil should be damp at about 1 inch below the soil surface. You can check this by sticking your finger in the soil. Water early in the morning to give all leaves enough time to dry. One inch of rain or watering per week is recommended for most perennial plants. You can check to see if you need to add water by using a rain gauge.
    • Until plants become established, some protection from extreme winds and direct, hot sunlight may be necessary. Good air movement is also important.
    • After new growth appears, a light fertilizer may be applied. Keep granular fertilizers away from the plant crown and foliage to avoid burn injury. Use low rates of a slow release fertilizer such as Garden-tone, as higher rates may encourage root rots.
    • “Deadhead”, remove spent flower heads to encourage continuous flowering and prevent seed development.
    • Remove and discard foliage after a hard frost in fall.
    • Pinch back plants before mid-July to control plant height and encourage branching.
    • Cut back to the ground after blooming to reduce self-sowing and remove old foliage.
    • Some varieties may benefit from staking.
    • Divide plants when they become crowded in spring.

    Growing Tips

    • Many gardeners do not cut back perennial flower seed heads in the fall, but wait until early spring before the new foliage appears. This provides food for wildlife over the winter.
    • For flower arranging, cut when blooms are opening to fully open.
  • Sun
    Full Sun
    Height
    20-24 inches
    Spread
    6-8 inches
    Ornamental Use
    Beds, Borders, Container, Cut Flowers
    Life Cycle
    Annual
    Sow Method
    Direct Sow/Indoor Sow
    Flowering
    true
    Bloom Duration
    10