One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A Chinese plant of the daisy family, which is cultivated for its bright showy flowers.
Callistephus chinensis, family Compositae
- ‘Set out nursery seedlings of ageratum, amaranth, celosia, China aster, coleus, gazania, geranium, heliotrope, impatiens, Madagascar periwinkle, nierembergia, ornamental pepper, petunia, and scarlet sage.’
- ‘Annual varieties are known as China asters and are showier than their perennial counterparts.’
- ‘Annual asters, also called China asters, flower in all colors but orange.’
- ‘Talk about China asters at a winter conference got me excited.’
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