- Flower nameCallistephus chinensis
- Scientific nameCallistephus chinensis
- AliasCallistephus chinensis, 蝦夷菊, 薩摩菊, China Aster, アスター, サツマギク
- Place of originapan, Korea and China
- Place of floweringFields and footpaths, Garden, Horticultural species, Potted flower
- Flowering seasonJune, July, August
What is Callistephus chinensis
Callistephus chinensis , Chaina aster, annual-aster or Ezogiku (scientific name: Callistephus chinensis) is a semi-hardy annual plant of the Asteraceae family, native to Japan, Korea and China. There are many garden varieties. It produces relatively large heads of flowers in summer. The flowers come in white, red, pink, and purple, and can be single, double, heptad, or pompon. It is also known as Satsuma chrysanthemum (Satsuma giku), China Aster, and the scientific name Callistephus chinensis. It used to belong to the genus Zion, but now it belongs to the genus Callistephus and is considered to be one genus and one species. Thus, peacock asters, alpine aster are different genera since they are in the genus Zion (aster).
Common name: Callistephus chinensis, scientific name: Callistephus chinensis, also known as: Satsuma chrysanthemum, China Aster, Callistephus chinensis, Origin: Japan, Korean Peninsula, China, Plant length: 15-100 cm, Leaf shape: spatulate to oblong, Leaf inflorescence: alternate, Leaf margin: serrate, Flower diameter: 3-15 cm, Flower color: white, red, pink, purple, Flowering style: single, double, seven-petaled, pom-pom, Flowering season: June to August.