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Asteriscus Asterix 'Early' (P)

Asteriscus Asterix 'Early' (P)

Consumer Information

Narrative Description:

Another Mediterranean marvel that loves the heat of summer, but this variety has been bred to flower earlier, even in cooler climes. It displays its flowers more prominently than most varieties, that can often hide their flowers under the foliage. The tight mounds of olive-green foliage become covered in large, bright orbs - golden daisy flowers, bringing a splash of sunshine to any part of the garden.

Ideal Conditions:

Prefers full sun or partial shade in free draining soil or compost.

Possible Situation:

A brilliant combination plant, mixed with other patio beauties.

Accreditations /
Awards:

New to the CatalogueProven Winner Variety

Resilience:

Tender

Habit:

Bushy

Height x Spread / Trail:

20 x 30 cm

Features:

Attracts Wildlife

Typical Season:

Summer

Flower Colour:

yellow

Foliage Colour:

green

Flowering Time:

June - October

Planting Recommendations:

Basket

Container

Prefers:

Full Sun

Part Sun

Temperature Tolerance:

This is a frost tender plant and will need to be protected in cold weather to help ensure its survival.

Plant Care:

Cultural Information

Family:

ASTERACEAE

Genus:

Asteriscus

Species:

Asterix

Cultivar:

Early

UPOV:

EUPVR TBAF

UPOV No:

Category:

Summer Patio Flowering

Recommended Pot Sizes:

11cm

1Ltr

3Ltr+

Pot Spacing:

Leave enough room so that foliage does not overlap within crop time.

Typical time required from pot to sale:

0 weeks over Winter

8 weeks in Spring / Summer

Based on producing a finished pot size of 1L for plug products and 2L for liner products. (*)

Growing Media / Irrigation / Water Capacity:

Free draining - keep evenly moist

Feeding / Fertilser
(during crop time):

NPK balanced feeding

Feeding Frequency:

Requires normal/regular feeding (Standard EC)

Recommended pH:

Standard 5.0 to 5.5

Growth Regulation PGR:

Due to the current approval situation, please contact your PGR provider

Temperature During Production:

Warm crop 11 - 19C

Temperature During Transport:

12-16C

Availability

Available for Delivery:

February - June

Recommended Sales Window:

April - September

Forecast Availability:

Wk/Yr:19/2129/21
Qty:21

Please note: this forecasted availability is a guide only. Quantities can be increased or produced earlier on request.

P&D Susceptibility

Common Pests:

Thrip

Common Diseases:

Botrytis

Powdery Mildew

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Additional Notes (*):

All information provided is based on producing a default finished pot size of 1L for our plug products, and 2L for 7cm and 9cm liner products. For alternative pot sizes please adjust cultural notes accordingly.

Finishing times - Based on average estimated climatic and environmental conditions, and are for guidance purposes only.

Temperature These conditions assume a protected ornamental growing environment. Recommended growing is generally above 5C.

Feeding Does not specify controlled release or liquid fertiliser application. This choice will depend on your conditions, requirements and preferences please contact your fertiliser consultant for suitable products to meet your requirements.

Growing media and pH Is shown for guidance purposes only - please contact your growing media consultant for suitable growing media to meet your requirements.



Disclaimer

This information is for guidance purposes only and is based upon our own growing environment and experience during trials. It is wise to use your own knowledge about your growing conditions and local environment in order to make informed cultural decisions.