Aster linariifolius

Bristly Aster

$ 11.95

Item #: 1026
Pot Size: 4"x4"x5.5" pot


Plant Description

Great for near a rocky stream, Bristly Aster is a beautiful, dwarf, perennial flower.

  • Great for rocky stream beds.
  • Dwarf, with unusual leaves and bright blue-violet flowers.
  • Can withstand flooding and drought, easy to grow.

Tough little Bristly Aster is often found in open sandy woods and rocky stream beds, where it withstands seasonal flooding and drought. Its natural range is from southern Ontario and New Brunswick to Texas and Florida. It would be a good candidate for dry, exposed places with good drainage. It forms stiff, rounded clumps 9 to 18 inches tall topped by clusters of one-inch, blue to violet aster flowers with yellow centers in the fall. Bristly Aster never fails to attract attention because it looks like a Yew with flowers. We recommend pinching Bristly Aster in early June to keep it extra bushy. Just shear off the top half like a clump of grass.

 

Characteristics

Container plant

Roof Garden

Good Fall Color

Deer Resistant

Butterfly Plant

Native Plant

Ease of Culture

Easy to grow

Plant Type

Wildflower, Perennial

Light Exposure

Full sun, Mostly sunny

Soil Condition

Average, Sandy, Clay

Moisture Tolerance

Moderately moist, Dry

Size

full quart

Height

12 to 24in, less than 12in

 

Flower Color

Violet, Lavender, Blue

Bloom Time

Late summer, Early fall, Mid fall

Spread

12in

Hardiness Zones

4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9