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Hardy Aster

Aster sp.

A good source of Fall color, hardy aster provides a profusion of purple blooms when many other flowering plants have already called an end to their displays for the year.

(Detailed plant information can be found at the bottom of the page.)
Aster sp.

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Aster sp. Plant Information

Scientific Name: Aster sp.
Common Name: hardy aster
Family: Asteraceae
Suggested Uses: perennials, beds & borders, fall color
Plant Form: upright, rounded
Height: 2 - 3 feet
Spread: 2 feet
Foliage: finely-textured, alternate, oblong leaves

stems and leaves are pubescent
Flower: lavender, purple, or blue daisy-like, single flowers
Bloom Period: Fall
Sun: light shade
Water: medium water requirement
Soil: well-drained soil
Heat Tolerance: high heat tolerance
USDA Zone: zones 4 - 9
Native Range: Northern hemisphere
Maintenance: low tolerance for cold winters; retaining stems during the winter increases survival rate

propagation by division or  stem cuttings
Additional Notes: good source of fall color

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