Aster Seeds - Pompon Blue
USDA Zones: 3 - 9
Height: 20 inches
Bloom Season: Early summer to early fall
Bloom Color: Dark blue w/ white center
Environment: Full sun to partial shade
Soil Type: Well-drained, rich, deep, light soil, pH 5.5 - 6.5
Deer Resistant: Yes
House Plant: No
Latin Name: Callistephus Pompon
Aster (Callistephus Tall Pompon Blue) - Butterflies cannot resist Aster Callistephus, so start some Aster seeds to bring in the butterflies! This is one of the most unique Asters with massive disks of dark blue surrounding a white center. Bring some eye-catching color to the sunny garden by growing Asters. These Aster Pompons are also great for cutting with sturdy stems and a long vase-life.
Aster Pompon Blue is an annual so it grows quickly from Aster seeds. It is easy and fast to grow in the sunny garden, and does best in moist, well-drained soil. Callistephus Pompon Blue is wilt-tolerant, but all Asters do better if grown in different soil each year, so for subsequent plantings, change the location a bit. Deadhead Aster flowers to extend the bloom season even longer and keep the flowers coming back.
Start Aster seeds indoors 6 - 8 weeks before the last expected frost. Press the flowers seed into the soil and lightly cover it. Transplant Aster plants outdoors after frost danger has passed.