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Aster Ostrich Plume

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Aster Ostrich Plume. Ornate and flouncy, elaborate and showy. These Asters are not the shy, retiring type! Beautiful, deep, rich hues give late summer colour to the garden.

Keep deadheading to prolong the season, they will flower from July to October and also make the most gorgeous cut flowers for your home. 

Seed Quantity 200 Seeds

Type Half-Hardy Annual

Genus Callistephus chinensis

Sow Seeds Sow under cover at the beginning of April into modules and cover the seeds lightly, keep them warm and water them regularly but do not overwater, or sow directly outside in early May.  Indoor sowings can be planted out when all risk of frost has passed

 Plant Out Harden off slowly and transplant outside when all risk of frost has passed. Asters prefer full sun. 

Flowers July-October

Height & Spread 45cm high x 40cm spread

These seeds are also found in the following Seed Collections:

A Year In A Cottage Garden (24 Pack) 

Aster Ostrich Plume

RHS Plants for Pollinators.

The RHS Plants for Pollinators mark is only given to plants that support pollinating insects.

Find out more at

    Detailed view of an Aster Ostrich Plume flower&
    Trio of Aster Ostrich Plume flowers potted and ready for display
    Certified RHS Plants for Pollinators emblem indicating Aster Ostrich Plume&
    Vibrant Aster Ostrich Plume flowers under a clear blue sky
    A diverse array of Aster Ostrich Plume flowers adding colour to a garden setting
    Lush Aster Ostrich Plume blossoms in a well-maintained garden
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