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Aster pinnatifida

Previously known as:

  • Aster iinumae
  • Kalimeris pinnatifida
Description

This easy to grow apple green, single and double white aster-like flower is a Japanese wildflower has a long bloom season from early summer to fall.  Plant in full sun, though it appreciates some afternoon shade in hot climates, well-drained, medium moisture soils.  Plant in perennial borders, naturalize in a meadow, or mass plant along a walkway. The flowers can start out as single blooms but by mid-summer, they are doubled.

Insects, Diseases, and Other Plant Problems:  No serious problems but it can suffer from root rot in overly wet soils.   It needs to be sheltered from battering winds.    

Cultivars / Varieties:
  • 'Hortensis'
    Pure white double flowers
Tags:
#white#showy flowers#white flowers#showy#cut flowers#low maintenance#mass planting#meadow#walkway#perennials#double flowers#long bloom time#borders#cutting garden
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
  • 'Hortensis'
    Pure white double flowers
Tags:
#white#showy flowers#white flowers#showy#cut flowers#low maintenance#mass planting#meadow#walkway#perennials#double flowers#long bloom time#borders#cutting garden
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Aster
    Species:
    pinnatifida
    Family:
    Asteraceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Korea, Japan
    Dimensions:
    Height: 1 ft. 8 in. - 3 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 2 ft. 0 in. - 3 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Herbaceous Perennial
    Wildflower
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Habit/Form:
    Mounding
    Growth Rate:
    Rapid
    Maintenance:
    Low
    Texture:
    Fine
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Soil Texture:
    Clay
    High Organic Matter
    Loam (Silt)
    Sand
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Available Space To Plant:
    12 inches-3 feet
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    White
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Head
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Good Cut
    Long Bloom Season
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Fall
    Summer
    Flower Shape:
    Radial
    Flower Petals:
    7 - 20 petals/rays
    Flower Size:
    < 1 inch
    Flower Description:
    Semi-double daisy-like flowers 1" wide appear from early summer to fall.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Other/more complex
    Rosulate
    Leaf Shape:
    Pinnatifid
    Leaf Margin:
    Entire
    Lobed
    Serrate
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    3-6 inches
    Leaf Description:
    Basal leaves 3 1/2" long with serrate margins are pinnately lobed. Small stem leaves have entire margins.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Meadow
    Naturalized Area
    Walkways
    Design Feature:
    Border
    Mass Planting