Brighten your home with lovely arrangements of china aster
Farmer Blue is a 12-acre, cut-flower farm in Seabrook. Its owner is working hard to build a better bouquet with local flowers. The farm grows over 300 varieties of annuals and perennials for florists and event planners in the Lowcountry.
Here is owner David Blue’s favorite flower for February:
Native to the Korean peninsula and China, Callistephus chinensis symbolizes simultaneously fidelity and love of variety. These symbols may be in conflict with each other. Commonly known as China aster or annual aster, one can also find perennials and biennials within the species.
The appeal of this aster as a cut flower is its variety. The fantastic breadth of colors includes white, pink, red, blue, violet, purple and yellow, making this flower a favorite for the cooler months of the year.