Tiger Paw Aster Seedlings

Certified Organic

Callistephus chinensis

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.


This item has sold out for pre-order. In-person shopping of seedlings is available at 11 Airport Road, Accord, NY, 12404, beginning August 5th, 2024.
4-pack of seedlings $5.49 Sold out for 2024 preorders.

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
Planting Depth ¼"
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.

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