Aster oblongifolius October Skies

Aromatic Aster

Type: Perennials
Height: Short 18" (Plant 20" apart)
Bloom Time: Mid-Fall to Late Fall
Sun-Shade: Full Sun to Mostly Sunny
Zones: 3-8   Find Your Zone
Soil Condition: Normal, Clay
Flower / Accent: Blue / Blue
Pot Size: 3.5" square x 4" deep
A glowing bush of color in mid-Fall. This one is shorter, bushier, and bluer. Long after most flowers are gone, and even fall Mums are starting to fade; these bright beauties glow in the garden. The lavender-blue flowers of Aster October Skies completely cover the sweetly scented foliage. Combines well with sedum and ornamental grasses.

Features to Note:

  • Attracts Butterflies
  • OK in Containers
  • Good for Cut Flowers
  • 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.

$11.95 ea.
(3+) $11.50 ea.
Ships: Spring 2017
Plant Code: ASOS