Aster species (Aster)

Asters fall into two categories: spring blooming or fall blooming. They are prolific bloomers that are often used in flower arrangements. Plant in full sun, well-drained soil and water twice weekly. They are vigorous growers that need to be divided every 2-3 years. This plant is not bothered by rabbits, squirrels nor deer.

  • frikartii — 2 ft. tall by 2 ft. wide; lavender flowers from May-July
  • novae-angliae — 4 ft. tall by 2 ft. wide; flowers red, pink, or white from August-October
  • novi-belgii — 3 ft. tall by 2 ft. wide; blue, violet flowers from August-September
Category:  Perennial
Water Use:  Moderate
Sun Exposure:  Full Sun
Height x Spread:  N/A
Native:  No
Color:  Purple, red, pink, white
Bees:  Yes
Birds:  No
Butterflies:  No
Cut Flower:  Yes
Utility Tree:  No
Extra Maintenance:  No
Soil:  N/A
Fall Color:  No
Bloom Time:  Spring, fall