WILD ASTER MIX Symphyotrichum
This is a mix of several hardy asters that are ideal for gardens or for naturalizing! Asters form clumps and produce masses of flowers in summer and fall.
Location: Sun or part
Type: Hardy perennial
Hardiness zones: 3-9
Seeds per pack: 30
Germination: As with many perennial seeds, these seeds require a period of moist cold to help them begin to grow. This is done by giving them a cold 'winter' period (artificial or natural), and then a warming to simulate 'spring', and time to grow! Here's how this can be done:
Obtain a planting container that has holes in the bottom for excess water to drain. Place the seeds just under the surface of your growing medium, and water. Place your container in a cold area (but not freezing, perhaps a refrigerator) for 4-6 weeks. Once the cold period is completed, place the container at room temperature for them to germinate. Be sure to keep the soil moist during this entire germination period. Seedlings will sprout a few weeks, or occasionally several months, after the warming period.