Tiger Paw Aster - Hudson Valley Seed Co

  • $4.75

Stunning cut flower in bold hues of purple, pink, and white.

This flower has a long, involved name that reflects its long, involved journey from Asia to your garden. Let's break it down. The Latin (Callistephus chinensis) shows that this is not a true aster but a flower originally from China. Tiger Paw represents the claw-like incurving quilled petals, and suggests the White Tiger constellation in Chinese astrology that symbolizes the west and autumn. Result: this flower crossed the seas from east to west to bring its tiger claw petals to your late summer and fall garden. Let it roar!

Makes a great cut flower. Blooms reach 24" in height and 4" in diameter at maturity.

Pack: 100 Seeds (Certified Organic) 

Growing Instructions: Sow 6-8 weeks before last spring frost. Seed in flats, then pot to a bigger cell. Provide fertile potting mix, and keep from over- or underwatering. Transplant when 3-4" tall.

Days to Germination 10-14 days
Days to Maturity 80 days
Planting Depth ¼"
Spacing in Row 12"
Spacing Between Rows 18"
Height at Maturity 24"
Width at Maturity 10-12"
Sun Preference Full to Partial Sun

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