How to Manage Pests
Pests in Gardens and Landscapes
China aster—Callistephus chinensis
Family Asteraceae (Sunflower family)
True asters are beautiful perennial plants with flowers of various
colors including white, blue, purple, red, or pink. The centers
of the flowers are mostly yellow. China asters are annual
plants. Flower form and color varies. Asters are often planted
in borders, around shrubs, or in containers. Asters generally
bloom in late summer to early fall, attracting butterflies.
Optimum conditions for growth
Asters and China asters do well in areas with full
sun although some species thrive in shade. They do best in
fertile soil with regular watering.
Pink and purple blossoms of China aster