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|Example of Yellow aster|
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Description / Shipment / Storage / Risk factors
Scientific Name and Introduction
x Solidaster luteus. The “x” prior to the generic name indicates that this species is an inter-generic hybrid, the result of crossing two different genera (Aster and Solidago). The specific epithet luteus means yellow.
Quality Characteristics and Criteria
At least 50% of the flowers should be open. Avoid old product, as leaf yellowing and desiccation can be troublesome.
Grading and Bunching
As with other filler flowers, bunches are made by size or weight.
Like other Asteraceae, solidaster flowers are not sensitive to ethylene.
Like Solidago, solidaster flowers probably would benefit from a cytokinin pulse treatment to delay leaf yellowing.
Solidaster should be stored at 0°C to 1ºC.
If flowers are too immature when harvested, they may not develop to their maximum beauty. Treat like most other members of the chrysanthemum family. Leaves should be stripped from the stem as they rot underwater and will foul the vase solution. Make sure that buckets, vases, and solution are kept clean.
BMT Consolidated Manual on (Dutch) Flower Bulbs, cut flowers/greens and potted plants.