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Hardy Aster
Aster

Description:
Asters make terrific accents to fall gardens.  They look great with ornamental grasses and the changing colors of the trees.  They perform best in rich, evenly moist soil in full sun.  Be sure to give them lots of room to grow as good air circulation is vital to prevent powdery mildew. If pinched back in mid-July, the plants will be heavier blooming and probably will not need staking. 

 
Common Name: Aster, Bushy Aster, New England Aster, New York Aster, Calico Aster
Botanical Name: Aster
Type: Perennial
Soil Preference: Prefers well-drained soils with a pH of neutral to slightly alkaline.  Will tolerate drought and will grow in moist soils.  Also tolerates loamy, sandy or clay soils.
Light Requirements: Full Sun
Attributes: Attracts butterflies; deer resistant; rabbit resitant; fall interest; good cut flower
Pests: Rabbits, whiteflies, thrips, aphids
Diseases: Root rot, wilt, stem blight, leaf spot.
Good Companion Plants: Japanese Anemone, Black-Eyed Susan, Blue Mist Shrub, Boltonia, Butterfly Bush, Purple Coneflower, Ornamental Grass, Silver Lace Vine, Silver Mound or Sedum.
Care:

Pinch back mid-July for a heavier bloom and stronger stems.  Plants should be divided every couple of years in the spring to maintain their health and vigor.

Planting Instructions:  Perennials

 

Varieties:

This variety listing is for informational purposes only, it is not a catalog. 
To view our catalog or availability, click here

Alphabetized by Variety name.

 


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Aster novae-angliae 'Alma Potschke'
Hardy Aster, New England Aster
zones 4-9
 
Description:  Clusters of showy, deep rose-pink flowers are borne on tall, leafy stems in late summer. 
Bloom Color: Deep pink/rose
Bloom Time: July-August (or later)
Foliage Color: Green
Height: 36"
Spread: 24-36"


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Aster novi-belgii 'Alert'
Hardy Aster, New York Aster
zones 3-9
 
Description:  Densely packed clusters of deep purplish-red flowers provide outstanding color in the garden in late summer.  This variety has an especially compact habit.  It's species is valued for its compact growth and rich flower color.
Bloom Color: Purplish-Red
Bloom Time: July-August (or later)
Foliage Color: Green
Height: 12-15"
Spread: 15-18"


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Aster 'Blue Autumn'
Hardy Aster
zones 3-8
 
Description:  Blue Autumn is covered with hundreds of daisy-like deep blue flowers in late summer and it puts on a spectacular show through fall.  The healthy dark green foliage has a compact mounding habit and is very resistant to mildew. 
Bloom Color: Deep Blue
Bloom Time: July-August (or later)
Foliage Color: Green
Height: 12-20"
Spread:  


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Aster 'KICKIN Lavender'
Hardy Aster
zones 5-9
 
Description: Forms a bushy, relatively short mound of finely textured green foliage.  From late summer through mid-fall, the foliage is covered in soft lavender-blue flowers with a gold button center, creating a huge splash of color that is so needed in the garden late in the season. 
Bloom Color: Lavender-Blue
Bloom Time: Late Summer to Fall
Foliage Color: Green
Height: 2-3'
Spread: 2-3'


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Aster 'KICKIN Lilac Blue'
Hardy Aster
zones 5-9
 
Description: Forms a bushy, relatively short mound of finely textured green foliage.  From late summer through mid-fall, the foliage is covered in lilac blue flowers with a gold button center, creating a huge splash of color that is so needed in the garden late in the season. 
Bloom Color: Lilac+-Blue
Bloom Time: Late Summer to Fall
Foliage Color: Green
Height: 2-3'
Spread: 2-3'


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Aster 'KICKIN Pink Chiffon'
Hardy Aster
zones 5-9
 
Description: Forms a bushy, relatively short mound of finely textured green foliage.  From late summer through mid-fall, the foliage is covered in pastel pink flowers with a gold
button center, creating a huge splash of color that is so needed in the garden late in the season. 
Bloom Color: Pastel Pink
Bloom Time: Late Summer to Fall
Foliage Color: Green
Height: 2-3'
Spread: 2-3'



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Aster lateriflorus 'Lady In Black'
Hardy Aster, Calico Aster
zones 3-8
 
Description:  A Dutch selection from Coen Jansen. 'Lady In Black' is characterized by a tall, bushy habit and hundreds of small white flowers with pink central discs. It's leaves are striking purplish-black, hence its name.   The contrast between the light colored flowers and dark foliage creates an interesting smoke-like effect.
Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: July-August (or later)
Foliage Color: Green
Height: 36"
Spread: 18-24"


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Aster dumosus 'Professor Anton Kippenburg'
Hardy Aster, Bushy Aster
zones 4-8
 
Description:  Bright lavender-blue, semi-double flowers provide outstanding color in the garden from late summer into fall.  This compact grower will not require staking.  Very floriferous.
Bloom Color: Lavender-blue
Bloom Time: July-August (or later)
Foliage Color: Green
Height: 12"
Spread: 15"


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Aster novae-angliae 'Purple Dome'
Hardy Aster, New England Aster
zones 4-9
 
Description:  'Purple Dome' forms a mound of royal purple flowers in late summer into fall.  A good compact variety.
Bloom Color: Purple
Bloom Time: July-August (or later)
Foliage Color: Green
Height: 18-24"
Spread: 12-18"


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Aster tongolensis 'Wartburg Star'
Hardy Aster, East Indies Aster
zones 4-8
 
Description:  Bright lavender-blue flowers with a yellow center.
Bloom Color: Lavender-blue
Bloom Time: July-August (or later)
Foliage Color: Green
Height: 12-15"
Spread:


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Aster dumosus 'Wood's Light Blue'
Hardy Aster, Bushy Aster
zones 3-8
 
Description:  Densely packed clusters of clear light blue flowers from late summer into fall.  It's dwarf, compact habit will not require staking.  Wood's selections have shown excellent resistance to mildew and rust.
Bloom Color: Light Blue
Bloom Time: July-August (or later)
Foliage Color: Green
Height: 12-16"
Spread: 15-20"


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Aster dumosus 'Wood's Pink'
Hardy Aster, Bushy Aster
zones 3-8
 
Description:  Lovely clear pink, semi-double flowers provide bloom from late summer into fall.  'Wood's Pink' has a dwarf, compact habit that will not require staking. Wood's selections have shown excellent resistance to mildew and rust.
Bloom Color: Medium Pink
Bloom Time: July-August (or later)
Foliage Color: Green
Height: 12-16"
Spread: 15-20"


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Aster dumosus 'Wood's Purple'
Hardy Aster, Bushy Aster
zones 3-8
 
Description:  Charming purple, semi-double flowers provide outstanding color from late summer into fall. It's compact habit will not require staking. 'Wood's selections have shown excellent resistance to mildew and rust.
Bloom Color: Purple
Bloom Time: July-August (or later)
Foliage Color: Green
Height: 12-16"
Spread: 15-20"
 

 


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