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.
A. frikartii 2 ft. tall by 2 ft. wide; lavender flowers from May-July
A. novae-angliae 4 ft. tall by 2 ft. wide; flowers red, pink, or white from August-October
A. novi-belgii 3 ft. tall by 2 ft. wide; blue, violet flowers from August-September