Zn 5 - 8
Violet-blue, daisy-like flowers on a low-growing, compact mound. Early blooming mid-to-late summer. Needs a sunny, well-drained site. Perfect for the rock garden or front of the border. A showy ornamental which is also an important plant for the Monarch Butterfly as well as other varieties. In mid-summer it produces large, flattened clusters of bright orange flowers. Followed by interesting seedpods. Prefers a sunny, well-drained, fertile location. Easy to grow but must be protected from winter wet. HEIGHT: 20-25 cm SPREAD: 20-30 cm
Hardy Asters are excellent ornamentals for the late summer and fall garden. They prefer a sunny location with well-draining soil but will also tolerate partial shade. Although not completely drought tolerant their water requirements are average. Most varieties are long flowering and will re-bloom if cut back hard after the first bloom is complete. (Weather permitting.) Hardy Asters are excellent for cutting and also are very attractive to butterflies.
These easy-to-grow, profuse bloomers are not used nearly enough by gardeners.
1 gallon container size
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