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2020 Flower of the Year

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2020 Wood Buffalo Flower of the Year: Blue Aster

Latin Name: Callistephus Chinensis

This dark blue annual produces plush three to five-inch flowers, with 24 to 36-inch stems. The Aster is suitable for container or border gardening, and often attracts bees and butterflies to the plant.

Find your FREE packet of Wood Buffalo Flower of the Year seeds in the Nominate your Neighbour packages! Nominate your Neighbour today for their outstanding front yard garden!

Blue Aster Planting Instructions:

  • Start seeds indoors 6-8 weeks before transplanting, or sow outdoors after last frost
  • Plant seeds ¼ inch deep in well-drained moist soil
  • Transplant seedlings outdoors after last frost
  • Plant seedings 12 inches apart
  • Select a sunny, or lightly shaded location
  • Water plant regularly
  • Deadhead for increased blooming 

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