H. A. These are theor China asters, the perennial types being the plants that gardeners call Michaelmas daisies. See ASTER for details of cultivation and up-to-date list of worth-while varieties.
The annual asters are mostly excellent forand include many distinct types, some with single, others with double . In some the petals are short and quilted, in others they are shaggy or reminiscent of . Heights vary from 15 in. to 2 ½ ft. catalogues should be consulted for the varieties but the amateur should not overlook the Lilliput type which bears small very double blooms on 15 in. plants. They last 3 weeks when cut.