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Aster

Common Name(s):

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ASS-ter
Description

Many different species are cultivated, but all have daisy-like flowers with yellow centers that enliven the late summer garden.

Family name Asteraceae (Compositae)

See this plant in the following landscape:
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#purple#hummingbirds#white#sun#yellow#perennial#pink flowers#fall interest#summer flowers#wildflower garden#fantz#bird friendly#butterfly friendly
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#purple#hummingbirds#white#sun#yellow#perennial#pink flowers#fall interest#summer flowers#wildflower garden#fantz#bird friendly#butterfly friendly
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Aster
    Family:
    Asteraceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Division
    Stem Cutting
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Eurasia to Jawa, NW. Africa, Subarctic America to NW. U.S.A
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Perennial
    Wildflower
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    5b, 5a, 6b, 6a, 7b, 7a, 8b, 8a
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Blue
    Gold/Yellow
    Pink
    Purple/Lavender
    Red/Burgundy
    White
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Fall
    Summer
  • Leaves:
    Hairs Present:
    No
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Attracts:
    Butterflies
    Hummingbirds
    Songbirds