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.
- Aster amellus L.
- Aster x frikartii Silva Tar. & C.K.Schneid.
- Aster iinumae Kitam. ex H.Hara
- Aster thomsonii C.B.Clarke
- Aster yomena (Kitam.) Honda
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.