Aster x frikartii 'Wonder of Staffa'

Wonder of Staffa Frikart's Aster


Family: Compositae

Genus: Aster

Parent: Aster x frikartii

Category: Perennial

Zones: 5 to 8

Size: To 3' tall and 2' wide

Growth Rate: Moderate

Exposure: Sun, Filtered Sun

Description: 

Repeat blooming aster. Flowers 2" wide, purple, midsummer to autumn. Well-drained soil.

History: 

Created by Karl Frikart in the 1920s at Stafa Nursery in Switzerland.

Aster amellus x Aster thomsonii.

My Experience: 

I purchased a 3" potted plant from Michigan Bulb in March 2013 and planted it in the Pool Lawn Border. It was sickly and has not grown. In 2014 it did better and bloomed in July.


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