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Aromatic Aster

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A mounded, bushy variety, perfect for adding color to fall gardens; beautiful lavender daisy-like flowers with gold centers are featured on green, fragrant foliage; easy to grow, requiring little to no maintenance; drought tolerant once established

Characteristics

Average Landscape Height:
30 inches
Average Landscape Width:
3 feet
Growth Rate:
medium
Genus:
Aster
Species:
oblongifolius
Flower Color:
lavender
Flower Period:
from early to late fall
Summer Foliage Color:
dark green
Minimum Light:
partial shade
Maximum Light:
full sun
Minimum Moisture:
average
Maximum Moisture:
moist
Plant Form:
mounded
Canopy:
closed
Pruning:
spring cleanup
Pollution Tolerance:
medium
Other Species Names:
syn. Symphyotrichum oblongifolium
Branching:
herbaceous
Density:
dense
Flower Eye Color:
gold
Flower Form:
daisy

Ornamental Features

Aromatic Aster has masses of beautiful lavender daisy flowers with gold eyes at the ends of the stems from early to late fall, which are most effective when planted in groupings. The flowers are excellent for cutting. Its small pointy leaves remain dark green in color throughout the season.

Landscape Attributes

Aromatic Aster is a dense herbaceous perennial with a mounded form. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other garden plants with less refined foliage.

Planting & Growing

Aromatic Aster will grow to be about 30 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 3 feet. Its foliage tends to remain dense right to the ground, not requiring facer plants in front. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years. As an herbaceous perennial, this plant will usually die back to the crown each winter, and will regrow from the base each spring. Be careful not to disturb the crown in late winter when it may not be readily seen!

This plant does best in full sun to partial shade. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This species is native to parts of North America. It can be propagated by division.

Aromatic Aster is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor pots and containers. It can be used either as 'filler' or as a 'thriller' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination, depending on the height and form of the other plants used in the container planting. It is even sizeable enough that it can be grown alone in a suitable container. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.

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