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Planted at Mount Vernon

Planted at Mount Vernon Upper Garden

  • Upper Garden

  • Hardiness Zones

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    Average annual extreme minimum temperature 1976-2005

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    The pink, purple, or white flowers of this cheerful daisy are an excellent midsummer accent in any flower garden.

    Latin Name

    Callistephus chinensis



    Also Known As

    Annual Aster

    Type of Plant

    Annuals Annuals

    Bloom Season

    July - September


    Summer Summer


    Max height Max Height: 3'
    Max spread Max Spread: 1.5'


  • Annual
  • Flower Border

  • Sunlight Exposure

    Full Sun Full Sun

    Attracted Wildlife

    Butterflies Butterflies


    Native Range



    They have been cultivated in the United States since 1737, when John Custis was growing them in his Williamsburg garden.

    Bartlett Tree Expert Company has been working with Mount Vernon Estate since 2011 providing expert arboricultural care and GPS mapping for the estate’s historic trees, as well as support from their research facility.   Mount Vernon is proud to partner with Bartlett Tree Experts and appreciates their sponsorship of George Washington’s Mount Vernon Plant Finder App.

    Bring Washington's Garden Home

    Purchase our historic seeds, collected from plants grown at Mount Vernon and plant them in your own garden.

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