Aster October Skies

Aromatic Aster
$15.95 ea.
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Long after most flowers are gone, and even fall Mums are starting to fade, these bright beauties glow in the garden. This one is shorter, bushier and bluer than is typical. The flowers of Aster October Skies completely cover the sweetly-scented foliage. Combines well with sedum and ornamental grasses.

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Plant Type Perennials
Species oblongifolius
Height Short 18"
Spacing Plant 20" apart
Bloom Time Mid-Fall to Late Fall
Sun / Shade Full Sun to Mostly Sunny
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

  • OK in Containers
  • Seaside/Salt Tolerant

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. 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.