|Storage Temperature: 36-38 F
|Ethylene Sensitive: No
|Description: Numerous small daisy like flowers in
double or single types.
|Colors: White, purple, yellow and pink.
Generally, all have yellow centers.
|Botanical Facts: Numerous species and cultivars
have been grouped into this one genus of aster. The name comes for the Latin word
for star, aster.
|Design Notes: Asters make great fillers in
arrangements and bouquets.
|Purchasing Hints: Purchase when first few
flowers have opened. Avoid flowers with yellowing leaves.
|Conditioning: Remove all of the foliage on
the stem as well as the side laterals that will be below the water level. Cut under
water with as sharp knife. Hydrate in warm water for two hours before storage or
usage. Use commercial floral food / preservative after hydration.
|Additional Notes: Asters last well.
However, initial hydration and conditioning is very important. Make sure to remove
the many small leaves that will be below the waterline as they degrade very quickly.