Asters are well-loved for their whimsical shape, bright colors, and button-shaped flower heads. They are extremely hardy and bloom in late summer or early fall.
Most Popular Colors: Blue, white, purple, red.
Blooming Season: Late summer to fall.
Soil Preferences: Loamy, well-drained soil. Soil acidity preferences vary.
Climate Preferences: Asters love regions areas that are neither very dry nor very wet, with cool summer nights.
Sun Exposure: Partial shade to full sun.
Landscaping Tips: Since many varieties of aster bloom in the fall, consider planting asters in areas that lack color after the summer. Taller varieties of aster look great in for back of a sunny bed. These varieties may require staking, so take the use of stakes into consideration when planning.
Planting: Plant potted asters 1-3 feet apart, depending on the expected size of the Aster variety. Mix in a small amount of organic fertilizer at planting, and water in well.Care:
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