How to grow China aster

China aster grow and care – herbaceous of the genus Callistephus also known as Callistephus chinensis, China aster annual or biennial plant, used as ornamental cut flower plant, can grow in subtropical, mediterranean, desert or temperate climate and growing in hardiness zone 2+.

Leaves color green in spoon shape with lobed to serrated margin.

China aster flower

Flower color purple, pink, yellow, white, red, bordeaux or mix in daisy shape to multi-petals.

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How to grow China aster growing and care:

Rich soil, to increase flowers better to add fertilizers

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seedling / Seed

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?

Difficulties or problems when growing:

Planting season:
Spring / Summer

Pests and diseases:

Pruning season:
All season

How to prune:
Dead parts

Size of the plant?
30-100 cm, 12-40 inches

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing / Medium growing

Water requirement:
Average amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / Half Shade

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season?
Spring / Summer / Autumn

General information about the flower:
Daisy shape flowers to multi-petals, colors can be: purple, pink, yellow, white, red, bordeaux or mix

Scientific name:

Callistephus chinensis

How to grow China aster

China aster


Blooming Seasons
  • Autumn flowers
  • Spring flowers
  • Summer flowers
Flower colors
  • Pink flower
  • Purple flower
  • Red flower
  • White flower
  • Yellow flower
  • Desert Climate
  • Mediterranean Climate
  • Subtropics Climate
  • Temperate Climate
  • Tropics Climate
Ornamental parts
  • Ornamental flower
  • Ornamental leaves
  • Ornamental plant
Plant growing speed
  • Average growing plants
  • Fast growing plants
Plant life-form
  • Annual plant
  • Biennial plant
  • Herbaceous
Plant Uses
  • Attract pollinators
  • Floristry
  • Ornamental plants
Planting Season
  • Spring Planting
  • Summer planting
Plants sun exposure
  • Full sun Plants
  • Part shade Plants
Watering plants
  • Regularly water
Hardiness zone
  • Hardiness zone 10
  • Hardiness zone 11
  • Hardiness zone 12
  • Hardiness zone 13
  • Hardiness zone 2
  • Hardiness zone 3
  • Hardiness zone 4
  • Hardiness zone 5
  • Hardiness zone 6
  • Hardiness zone 7
  • Hardiness zone 8
  • Hardiness zone 9