250 Aster White Upland Seeds Solidago ptarmicoides - Drought tolerant

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White Upland Aster, formerly under Aster ptarmicoides, is a perennial that is native to eastern Canada as well as the northeastern and north-central United States. Plants are typically found in dry, calcareous prairies, open woods, bluffs and sandy sites. The small white flowers appear at the ends of stiff branches in late summer. Drought tolerant.

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.

Harvesting: Asters make lovely cut flowers. Cut the stems long, choosing flowers that have just opened.

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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