China aster


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China aster

n.
An annual plant (Callistephus chinensis) of the composite family, native to China and widely cultivated in several forms for its showy, variously colored flower heads.
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China aster

n
(Plants) a Chinese plant, Callistephus chinensis, widely cultivated for its aster-like flowers: family Asteraceae (composites)
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Chi′na as`ter


n.
an asterlike composite plant, Callistephus chinensis, cultivated in numerous varieties having white, yellow, blue, red, or purple flowers.
[1810–20]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.China aster - valued for their beautiful flowers in a wide range of clear bright colors; grown primarily for cutting
flower - a plant cultivated for its blooms or blossoms
Callistephus, genus Callistephus - one species: erect Asiatic herb with large flowers
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"I hate to think I've got to grow up, and be Miss March, and wear long gowns, and look as prim as a China Aster! It's bad enough to be a girl, anyway, when I like boy's games and work and manners!
China aster (Callistephus chinensis Nees.) is one of the most popular annual flower crops grown for its flower.
Anna Carreon found this female Acmon Blue resting on a China Aster flowers.
Johnny's also has a beautiful China aster (Callistephus chinensis) called Serenade Mix, a collection of semidouble flowers in shades of red, carmine, rose, scarlet, blue, light blue, and white with blue or rose tips, all with a gold-button centre.
For instant impact, set out nursery seedlings of ageratum, amaranth, celosia, China aster, coleus, gazania, geranium, heliotrope, impatiens, Madagascar periwinkle, nierembergia, ornamental pepper, petunia, and scarlet sage.
The USDA advises that the following plants develop best for transplanting if grown at 60 to 65 degrees and 10 to 12 hours of light each day: calliopsis, China aster, cornflower, strawflower, gaillardia, globe amaranth, petunia, phlox, poppy, portulaca, rudbeckia, salpiglossis, scabiosa, snapdragon and verbena.

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