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'Aster - Kingsize Appleblossom' Seeds

Callistephus chinensis

 

  • Annual to 100cm
  • Large double flowers on tall stems
  • Shades of pale apple blossom pink
  • Makes an excellent cut flower
  • Easy to grow for beds and borders
  • Bee and butterfly attracting
  • Edible

 

Upright, annual with vigorous growth to 100cm. Multi-branching  stems. Produces an abundance of large double blooms. The petals unfurl white, before changing to shades of pale apple blossom pink as they age. Easy to grow and low maintenance. Good for borders, mass plantings and as a cut flower.

 

Edibile

The aster root has been used for centuries in Chinese medicine. The leaves and flowers of asters are edible and are purported to have a number of health benefits. The flowers and leaves can be eaten fresh or dried when eating aster plants. The Native American people harvested wild aster for a multitude of uses. The roots of the plant were used in soups and young leaves were cooked lightly and used as greens. Eating aster plants is no longer a common practice, but it does have its place among indigenous people. Today, while the edibility of aster flowers is not in question, they are more commonly used added to tea blends, eaten fresh in salads, or used as garnish.

 

Store the dried aster leaves and flowers in a sealed glass container out of sunlight. Use within one year.

Aster - Kingsize Appleblossom

SKU: 179
$1.79Price
Only 5 left in stock
  • Genus Callistephus
    Species Chinensis
    Common name Aster Kingsize Appleblossom
    Type Annual
    Flower color Pinks
    Foliage Green
    Perfumed flowers No

     

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