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.
Plants worth particular attention are those renowned for their late summer and autumn displays, such as China asters
, cosmos, gazanias, helianthus and laurentia.
7 to 10 stems of flowers such as China asters
, dahlias, gerberas, lilies, roses, or sunflowers
Consider, for example, China asters
in rosy red and pink, with pink impatiens and purple browallia.
What are generally thought of as asters are in fact China asters
, Callistephus chinensis, which are half-hardy annuals.