Valued primarily for their fall colors, Asters bear a profusion of attractive star-shaped flowers for weeks that cheerfully enliven the late season garden. Available in a wide array of heights, they are useful in the back, middle or front sections of the border.
This eye-catching combination marries forms, textures and colors in an absolutely remarkable way. You can easily replicate it in your own garden. Select vibrantly colored Asters of various sizes such as Aster x frikartii 'Monch' (Frikart's Aster) for the front of the border, Aster novae-angliae 'Rosa Sieger' and 'Violetta' (New England Asters) for the middle section of the border. Frame them with the tall and architectural Aster novae-angliae 'Lou Williams' and the lovely plumes of Calamagrostis x acutiflora 'Karl Foerster' (Feather Reed Grass).
Add contrast with the bright cerise flowers of Penstemon 'George Home' (Beardtongue). This will help create a wistful harmony that cheerfully enlivens the garden setting.
So get inspired and enjoy the long-lasting beauty of this drought tolerant and relatively low maintenance combination. All plants are deer and rabbit resistant!