Aster Seeds - Matsumoto Formula Mix
- Seed Count: 15 Seeds
- Maturity Date: 90-120 days from planting
- Flower Type: Double and semi-double blooms
- Color Range: Mixed colors including pinks, reds, purples, and whites
- Plant Height: 24-30 inches
- Growth Habit: Upright, bushy
- Sun Exposure: Full sun
- Soil Preference: Well-drained, moderately fertile soil
History: The Matsumoto Aster, a member of the Asteraceae family, has its origins in Asia and has been cultivated for its striking beauty and vibrant colors. This particular mix is a testament to the horticultural art of creating diverse yet harmonious color palettes in a single plant variety. Over the years, asters have become a staple in both ornamental gardens and floral arrangements, beloved for their cheerful and abundant blooms.
Culinary Uses: While primarily grown for their ornamental value, some aster varieties have been used in traditional herbal medicine. However, the Matsumoto Aster is predominantly a visual delight, making it a favorite for cut flower arrangements, bouquets, and decorative garden displays.
Growing Habits & Planting Instructions: The Matsumoto Formula Mixed Asters prefer full sun and thrive in well-drained, moderately fertile soil. Sow seeds indoors about 6-8 weeks before the last frost date, lightly covering with soil. Transplant seedlings outdoors after the danger of frost has passed, spacing them about 12-18 inches apart. These plants require regular watering, particularly during dry spells, but be careful not to overwater. With proper care, these asters will reward you with a bounty of colorful blooms, perfect for adding a touch of elegance to your garden or home.