Asters & Sunflowers

phyleux(Z6 WPA)August 11, 2006

Matsumoto Dark Blue

I love the colors of this aster. It is even darker purple than this picture.

Moulin Rouge Sunflower

The Goldfinches love this sunflower!

American Giant Sunflower

A disappointment at only 8 ½ feet tall (I shouldnÂt complaint I didnÂt amend the soil this year and only fertilized a few times). Next year I am bound and determined to grow giants! Found a nice little book called "Secrets of Giant Sunflowers" by Bernard Lavery, and I am going to try some tall varieties like BottÂs Strain Russian Mammoths and probably Sunzillas.

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poppy_power(Z5 OH)

Your sunflowers and asters are pretty!Love those purple asters.

    Bookmark   August 11, 2006 at 6:35PM
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not_a_contessa(z5b S Central PA mtns.)

Amazing colors on those asters, what variety are they?


    Bookmark   August 11, 2006 at 9:54PM
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pitimpinai(z6 Chicago)

Love the asters. Yeah, what variety are they? Where did you get the seeds?

    Bookmark   August 12, 2006 at 9:00AM
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phyleux(Z6 WPA)

The Asters are Dark Blue Matsumoto (Callistephus chinensis). I got them at Stokes Seeds, but I plan to save seeds for next year and for some trades. Will post when ready.

    Bookmark   August 12, 2006 at 9:05AM
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just beautiful Phillip! Your pictures always make me feel like I am standing right there, looking at them 'in person'-

you want BIG sunnies, eh? sounds good to me- go for it!
sunflowers always make me smile :))

thanks for posting,

    Bookmark   August 13, 2006 at 8:05AM
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