Aster Frikartii

Wonder Of Staffa, Monch Aster
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A Classic!
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.

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Code ASFR
Patent
Plant Type Perennials
Species
Height Medium 3'
Spacing Plant 20" apart
Bloom Time Early Summer to Early Fall
Sun / Shade Full Sun to Mostly Sunny
Zones
5-8
Soil Type Normal, Clay
Water Needs Medium
Sold In Plantable Pots

Special Features

  • Beneficial for Pollinators
  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Good for Cut Flowers
  • Long-Blooming

Planting Sites

  • Seaside/Salt Tolerant

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. Idaho has restricted all potted plant material from being shipped into Idaho at this time.

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.