Aster Frikartii

Wonder Of Staffa, Monch Aster

$11.95 ea. (3+ discount) $11.50 ea.

In stock for Fall 2017

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An unusual plant. Rapidly develops into an airy mound as broad as it is tall, as much as 3' by 3' in rich soil. Covered with lavender-blue daisy flowers with a yellow center from July until a hard freeze. One of the best Asters for superb color and form. A classic for good reason.

An upright perennial with thick stems and long lasting blooms. Very versatile for almost all garden sites, whether it is a border, rock garden, water side or dry area.

Details

Item Code: ASFR
Type: Perennials
Height: Medium 3'
Spacing: Plant 20" apart
Bloom Time: Early Summer to Early Fall
Sun-Shade: Full Sun to Mostly Sunny
Zones: 5-8   Find Your Zone
Soil Condition: Normal, Clay
Flower: Lavender
Accent: Blue
Pot Size: 3.5" square x 4" deep

Features to Note

  • Beneficial for Pollinators
  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Good for Cut Flowers
  • Blooms for 4 Weeks or More

Aster General Information

Asters are invaluable in the hardy border, adding superb color in the autumn. Very durable and long lived. Richer soils will generally yield taller plants. Frikartii is a Summer Aster blooming until a hard freeze. Good drainage and some winter protection is best for Aster Frikartii. Asters support bees and butterflies right up until season's end.

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.