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alpine blue seeds

This lovely yellow-eyed, blue alpine daisy grows in alpine meadows and is often seen tucked between rocks on high mountains. Completely hardy and slow-growing, it makes a valuable addition to any enthusiasts rock garden.

Seeds can be sown at any time but are best sown in winter or early spring to benefit from a cold spell in the wet compost to break their dormancy. We advise covering seeds very thinly with sand or fine grit to about the depth of the seed size. If the seeds do not come up within 6 to 12 weeks the damp seed tray can be given cold treatment in a fridge for about four weeks. They may still take very many months to appear, so please never discard the pot or tray.

Sowing Advice

Aster Alpine Blue is an excellent flower for rock and alpine gardens or as a border or edging plant. Aster Alpinus prefers moderately fertile, medium moisture, well-drained soils and likes to grow in full sun but tolerates partial shade. Alpine Aster is drought tolerant and can reseed itself if conditions allow.

PLANT PROFILE
Season: Perennial
Height: 10-12 Inches
Bloom Season: Spring/Summer
Environment: Sun/Partial Shade
Soil Type: Moist well-drained, pH 6.0-7.8
USDA Zones: 3-8

Aster Alpine Blue Aster Alpinus is a herbaceous perennial native to the mountains of Europe. Alpine Aster can be established from Aster seeds, and this particular variety features bright-green foliage and produces blue to violet, daisy-like flowers with golden yellow centers. Alpine Aster begins to bloom in late spring, and the showy flowers appear throughout summer and into fall attracting butterflies and bees.

PLANTING INSTRUCTIONS
Sow Indoors: Winter/Spring (4-6 weeks before last frost)
Sow Outdoors: Spring/Fall
Seed Depth: 1/16 Inch
Germination Time: 14-21 Days

Alpine blue seeds

PLANT PROFILE
Season: Perennial
Height: 10-12 Inches
Bloom Season: Spring/Summer
Environment: Sun/Partial Shade
Soil Type: Moist well-drained, pH 6.0-7.8
USDA Zones: 3-8

Aster Alpine Blue Aster Alpinus is a herbaceous perennial native to the mountains of Europe. Alpine Aster can be established from Aster seeds, and this particular variety features bright-green foliage and produces blue to violet, daisy-like flowers with golden yellow centers. Alpine Aster begins to bloom in late spring, and the showy flowers appear throughout summer and into fall attracting butterflies and bees.

Aster Alpine Blue is an excellent flower for rock and alpine gardens or as a border or edging plant. Aster Alpinus prefers moderately fertile, medium moisture, well-drained soils and likes to grow in full sun but tolerates partial shade. Alpine Aster is drought tolerant and can reseed itself if conditions allow.

PLANTING INSTRUCTIONS
Sow Indoors: Winter/Spring (4-6 weeks before last frost)
Sow Outdoors: Spring/Fall
Seed Depth: 1/16 Inch
Germination Time: 14-21 Days