500 Prairie Aster Tahoka Daisy Seeds Violet Blue

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Prairie Aster, also known as Tahoka Daisy, is a winter annual or Biennial in southern regions and commonly found in the Great Plains and Southwestern regions of the U.S. Prairie Aster reseeds readily and will colonize disturbed or over-grazed sites quickly. It grows best in sandy or well-drained soils. It blooms from summer into fall and attracts a wide variety of pollinators.


Name: Prairie Aster Tahoka Daisy
Scientific Name: Machaeranthera tanacetifolia
Color: Violet Blue/ Purple
Hardiness Zones: N/A
Plant Seeds: Outdoors After Frost or Indoors Weeks Before Last Frost
Plant Height: 12"-18"
Plant Spacing: 12" - 15"
Cycle: Annual (Will reseed itself)
Bloom Season - Summer/Fall
Light Requirements: Full Sun, Partial Shade
Soil & Water Preferences: Average
Other: Attracts bees, birds, & butterflies,

Sowing: Direct sow the seed in late fall, planting it just under the surface and watering it once. If direct sown in the spring, the seed must be stratified first by mixing it with moist sand and stored in the refrigerator for 6-8 weeks. To start the stratified seed indoors, sow it in a flat; keep the soil evenly moist and at a temperature of 65-70 degrees F until germination, which should take place within 14-20 days. Transplant the seedlings after the last frost of spring.

Growing: This plant prefers full sun and dry soil, and grows well in rocky or sandy soil. It tolerates drought well, though young plants may need watering. As the plant grows taller, it tends to become top heavy and may need support or staking. The lower leaves may wither in dry weather. Keep weeds under control, since this plant does not like competition. This plant often reseeds itself. Mature plants will benefit from division after two or three years of growth. Cut the stalks down to the ground at the end of the growing season for easier growth in the spring. The flowers attract numerous bees and butterflies, providing a valuable source of nectar in late fall.

All multiple orders of the same seed are put in the same bag. For example if you order 500 beefsteak tomato seeds x 3 then 1500 seeds will be put in the same bag. We do not send out 3 individual bags with 500 in each. This goes for all seeds unless they are listings of different seeds.


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