Aster oblongifolius Aroma

Type: Perennials
Height: Medium 18-20" (Plant 2' apart)
Bloom Time: Early Fall to Late Fall
Sun-Shade: Full Sun to Mostly Sunny
Zones: 3-8   Find Your Zone
Soil Condition: Normal, Clay, Sandy
Flower / Accent: Lavender / Lavender
Pot Size: 3.5" square x 4" deep

Abundant 1 lavender blooms sport cheery yellow centers in fall blending beautifully with typical autumn hues. This drought-tolerant Aster gets its name from the pleasant balsam-like aroma emitted when the foliage is crushed. Native to the Midwest and Eastern U.S.

Asters provide a nectar source for butterflies as well as a host plant for their larvae. Clusters of daisy-like flowers are produced at the tips of branching stems and create a stunning display against the dark green foliage. Pairs nicely with ornamental grasses.

Features to Note:

  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Good for Cut Flowers
  • Blooms for 4 Weeks or More
  • Hot Dry Site Tolerant
  • Seaside/Salt Tolerant
  • OK in Containers
  • Web Exclusive
  • Attracts Birds
  • Beneficial for Pollinators

Aster General Information:

Asters are invaluable in the hardy border, adding superb color in the autumn. Very durable and long lived. Even heavy, wet soils will suit them. Richer soils will generally yield taller plants.

Aster Plant Care:

Pinch back and divide like mums for best display. General rule of thumb is to pinch until 4th of July and not after. Pinching yields better branching and more flowers. Can be divided every 2-3 years in spring. Avoid wet overwintering conditions. Remove spent flowers to prevent reseeding.

$9.95 ea.
(3+) $9.50 ea.
Ships: Fall 2016
Plant Code: ASAO