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How can you tell if aster seeds are ready??

Posted by CrazyDaisy_68 z3 Alberta (My Page) on
Tue, Oct 11, 05 at 11:36

I have an annual aster -- "ostrich feather" or something very close to that.

So far it just looks like a dead/dried up flower.

It this supposed to turn totally fluffy or something? Or is the "fluffy" stuff on the inside?

HELP! I have no clue! LOL

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RE: How can you tell if aster seeds are ready??

Hi, I have Aster frikartii 'Monch' in my yard and it is *very* late to set seed. I finally saw one seed head start to turn 'fluffy' this weekend as the white fluff is emerging now. But most are still the dead, dried up things you are describing. I have a feeling by next week the poofy white top will be even bigger.

I know Aster in the wild definitely have the fluffy tops (like a mini dandelion top) so give it bit more time, I think.

RE: How can you tell if aster seeds are ready??

thanks averybird! I'll ***try*** and be patient! LOL It will be worth the wait I am sure!

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