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Mardi Gras White


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Variety Information

Common names: White Mardi Gras
Color : White
Bloom Size: Medium
Lengths available: 80cms
Vase Life: Average
Availability: Year round from Ecuador.
Scented: No
General Comments: -The Mardi Gras series of asters are exclusively grown by Esmeralda Farms in Ecuador.
- Mardi Gras are produced as "spray asters" and are graded with a minimum of 25 usable long lateral stems.

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Florist & Wholesaler Information

  • Florist Asters are hybridized versions of the native North American plant commonly known as "September Weed" due to their natural Fall flowering period.
  • Many florists still refer to Spray Asters as "Monte Casino" , named after one of the original hybridized Aster varieties ( no longer produced)
  • There are many new, improved varieties of asters on the market today with exciting new colours, forms and bloom sizes.
  •  Some farms grade their asters only by weight. Make sure you know the stem count of the asters you purchase.
  • Even fairly tight cut asters develop and open well in warm water and floral preservative.

Grading Information

  • Select Grade 70 cm minimum , 10 stems, 280 grms
  •  Fancy Grade 55 cm minimum , 15 stems minimum ,280 grams.
  • Mardi Gras Spray, minimum of 25 laterals.

Grower and Breeder Information

  • Leading Breeders and GrowersDanziger, Bartels Stek, Esmeralda Breeding and Biotechnology, Mellano and Company.
  • Should be shipped with 3 to 4 open blooms per stem.
  •  Foliage should be green and healthy with no blackening.
  • Remove foliage from the bottom 10 to 15 cm of stems.
  •  All asters should be packaged in perforated sleeves. 
  • Boxes destined for export must be clearly identified with quantity, variety name, colour mix and grade.
  • Mellano & Company offers 2 cuts of Solidago- Open Blooms or Closed- to suit your needs
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