Two-tone Color from the Best African Daisy Series!
Asti? White won an AAS, and this exciting bicolor has the same great performance!
Variety: Asti? Purple Bicolor
Item Form: (P)Pkt of 10 seeds
Bloom Start To End: Early Summer – Early Fall
Seeds Per Pack: 10
Plant Height: 18 in – 20 in
Plant Width: 24 in
Bloom Size: 2 in
Additional Characteristics: Bloom First Year,Cut-and-Come-Again,Flower,Needs Deadheading,Repeat Bloomer,Season Extenders
Bloom Color: Multi-Color,Purple,White
Foliage Color: Dark Green
Light Requirements: Full Sun
Moisture Requirements: Moist, well-drained
Resistance: Drought Tolerant,Heat Tolerant
Soil Tolerance: Normal, loamy
Uses: Beds,Containers,Cut Flowers,Outdoor
(P)?Pkt of 10 seeds
Love African Daisies but hate having to plant a random mix of colors from seed? We do too, which is why we are so glad to see the Asti? series, which offers separate colors so you can design to your heart’s content. A very heat- and drought-tolerant variety, Asti? is so long-blooming that you may just have to move these plants from the cutting garden to front-and-center in the annual bed!
Purple Bicolor is a primarily white bloom with generous washes and streaks of bright lavender-violet, all surrounding a handsome dark center. The flowers reach about 2 inches wide, with tightly-spaced petals held straight out on long, wiry stems. Perfect for cutting, these blooms also look good on the plant, thanks to a more compact, tight habit. Expect the flowers to keep coming from early summer all the way into fall, especially if you cut or deadhead the blooms promptly to encourage new bud formation.
Asti? White won a 2008 All-America Selection award for its long bloom and great tolerance of heat and drought, and Purple Bicolor boasts the same great flower power and garden strength. In bloom these plants measure 18 to 20 inches high, and they grow about 2 feet wide. Sun-loving and very forgiving of harsh conditions, they deserve a place of honor in your garden! Pkt is 10 seeds.
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