Yellow aster

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Infobox on Yellow aster
Example of Yellow aster
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Yellow aster

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.

Ethylene Sensitivity

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.

Storage Conditions

Solidaster should be stored at 0°C to 1ºC.



Special Considerations

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.

Sources used
BMT Consolidated Manual on (Dutch) Flower Bulbs, cut flowers/greens and potted plants.