Tiger Paw Aster
Certified Organic Seed
Stunning cut flower in bold hues of purple, pink, and white.
This flower has a long, involved name that reflects its long, involved journey from Asia to your garden. Let’s break it down. The Latin shows that this is not a true aster but a flower originally from China. “Tiger Paw” represents the claw-like incurving quilled petals, and suggests the White Tiger constellation in Chinese astrology that symbolizes the west and autumn. Result: this flower crossed the seas from east to west to bring its tiger claw petals to your late summer and fall garden. Let it roar!
Makes a great cut flower. Blooms reach 24" in height and 4" in diameter at maturity.
|Art Pack (100 seeds)||$3.95||In Stock|
|100 Seeds||$3.75||Out of Stock|
|300 Seeds||$7.50||In Stock|
|1/2 Ounce||$12.95||Out of Stock|
Sow 6-8 weeks before last spring frost. Seed in flats, then pot to a bigger cell. Provide fertile potting mix, and keep from over- or underwatering. Transplant when 3-4" tall.
|Days to Germination||10-14 days|
|Days to Maturity||80 days|
|Spacing in Row||12"|
|Spacing Between Rows||18"|
|Height at Maturity||24"|
|Width at Maturity||10-12"|
|Sun Preference||Full to Partial Sun|
Artwork by Ayumi Horie. Studio potter, Ayumi Horie, loved working with her hands early on as her Japanese family gardened and cooked in Maine. In 2011 she co-organized Handmade For Japan to raise money for disaster relief in Japan.