Aster tataricus L.f.

Tartarian Aster

In pot

In pot


Family: Compositae

Genus: Aster

Category: Perennial

Zones: 3 to 9

Size: 3 to 6' tall and 2 to 3' wide

Exposure: Sun, Filtered Sun


Violet blue flowers with yellow centers in late summer. Erect habit - may need staking in moist fertile soils. Divide every 2 years. Attractive to butterflies and rabbit resistant (Oudolf).


Published in Suppl. Pl. 373 in 1782.

Native to Russia, Mongolia, China, Japan and Korea.


My Experience: 

I purchased a 1-gallon plant at Nurseries Caroliniana in June 2012 and planted it in the Wild Conservatory Garden. It was eaten by rabbits or deer (or both) so in spring 2013 I moved it to the Pool Lawn Border and it bloomed in September.

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