Production Location: Florida
Tray Size: 72 plants
Common Name: New England aster
USDA Hardiness Zone: 3 - 9
Mature Height: 18 inches
Exposure: Full Sun
Recommended Finish Size: 1 gallon
Growing Media: Well-draining commercial media
Growing Temperature: 65-75 F (days) 55-65 F (nights)
Soil PH: 5.8-6.2
Soil EC: 1.8-2.2
Finish Time for Spring Sale: 8 - 10 weeks
Growing Info: Pinch after transplant.
Fertilizing: Constant liquid feed at medium levels of 150 - 200 ppm N
Moisture Level: Allow plants to dry between ample waterings.
Watch for Pest and Disease: Thrips, whiteflies, powdery mildew, rust
Vernalization Requirements: Not required.
Supplemental Lighting: None required.
Growth Regulators: Generally, not needed.
Day Length: Short Day
Other: Clear water when flowers begin to open.