Common Names: Solidaster
Botanical names: Solidaster, (so-li-DAS-ter)
Availability: Year round; peak supplies April through November
Vase life: 7 to 10 days
Storage temperatures: 36 - 38 degrees Fahrenheit
Ethylene Sensitive: No
Description: Hundreds of tiny yellow flowers on multi-branching stems.
Botanical facts: Solidaster is an intergeneric hybrid. The name is taken from the names of its parents, Aster and Solidago.
Design notes: Solidaster is an excellent filler flower.
Purchasing hints: Purchase when half of the flowers are open and the buds are showing color.
Conditioning: Remove all foliage that will be below the water line. Cut under water with a sharp knife. Hydrate in a solution of warm water and commercial floral preservative / floral food for two hours before storage or usage.
Additional notes: Solidaster is a heavy drinker and is susceptible to bacterial clogging of its vascular system. Use clean storage buckets and vases, and change water / floral preservative solution frequently.