Aster oblongifolius

Aromatic Aster

$ 11.95

Item #: 1029
Pot Size: full quart


Plant Description

Aromatic Aster is stiff, and bushy (up to 4 feet) with light violet flower rays. Pale green leaves when crushed have a spicy smell. Grows naturally in dry, open areas with somewhat alkaline soil but would be suitable for a dry spot in the middle of the garden border, in a natural setting, or you could use it as a flowering hedge. Flowering persists from early fall until hard frosts. This one is an absolute knock-out in flower. Try it where it could drape over a wall or bank. Reduce its height by half in early summer and it will be even denser and shorter. One of our all-time favorites.

 

Characteristics

Roof Garden

Good Fall Color

Deer Resistant

Butterfly Plant

Native Plant

Good Fragrance

Ease of Culture

Easy to grow

Plant Type

Wildflower, Perennial

Light Exposure

Full sun, Mostly sunny

Soil Condition

Average, Clay, Sandy, Organic

Moisture Tolerance

Dry, Moderately moist

Size

full quart

Height

24 to 36in, 36in or taller

Flower Color

Lavender, Blue, Violet

Bloom Time

Late summer, Early fall, Mid fall

Spread

36in

Zones

3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

 

 

 

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