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Ampelaster carolinianus (Climbing Aster)

Climbing Aster, Climbing-aster, Aster carolinianus, Lasallea caroliniana, Symphyotrichum carolinianum, Virgulus carolinianus

Ampelaster carolinianus, Climbing Aster, Climbing-aster, Aster carolinianus, Lasallea caroliniana, Virgulus carolinianus, purple aster, Lilac aster, Pink Aster,
Ampelaster carolinianus, Climbing Aster, Climbing-aster, Aster carolinianus, Lasallea caroliniana, Virgulus carolinianus, purple aster, Lilac aster, Pink Aster,
Ampelaster carolinianus, Climbing Aster, Climbing-aster, Aster carolinianus, Lasallea caroliniana, Virgulus carolinianus, purple aster, Lilac aster, Pink Aster,
Ampelaster carolinianus, Climbing Aster, Climbing-aster, Aster carolinianus, Lasallea caroliniana, Virgulus carolinianus, purple aster, Lilac aster, Pink Aster,

Pleasantly fragrant, Ampelaster carolinianus (Climbing Aster) is a climbing, deciduous perennial boasting a profusion of showy daisy-like flowers, 1-3 in. wide (2-7 cm), with pale lavender to pink rays surrounding sunny yellow centers. Blooming for weeks from late summer until frost, the blossoms are borne on slender woody stems bearing narrowly oval, dark green leaves. They are visited by a variety of pollinating insects, including bees and butterflies. Songbirds and small mammals eat the seeds. Native to the southeastern United States, Climbing Aster makes a substantial statement in the late-season garden. Its sprawling or climbing habit makes it best for an informal or naturalized setting. Great for a fence, arbor, or trellis too!

  • Grows up to 6-12 ft. tall (180-360 cm) and 3-6 ft. wide (90-180 cm).
  • Thrives in full sun to part shade in average, moist, well-drained soils. It will tolerate seasonal flooding. Provide good air circulation to avoid foliage diseases such as powdery mildew.
  • Vital ingredient of late summer and fall coastal gardens, cottage gardens, and butterfly gardens. Good for banks and slopes.
  • May be affected by wilt disease, powdery mildew, and botrytis. Deer resistant.
  • Propagate by seed, root cutting, stem cutting, or division.
  • Native to Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina.

Requirements

Hardiness 7 - 10
Plant Type Climbers, Perennials
Plant Family Compositae
Genus Aster
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Late)
Fall
Height 6' - 12'
(180cm - 3.7m)
Spread 3' - 6'
(90cm - 180cm)
Spacing 36" - 72"
(90cm - 180cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Low, Average
Soil Type Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Fragrant, Showy
Native Plants United States, Southeast, Georgia, Florida, South Carolina, North Carolina
Tolerance Deer, Wet Soil
Attracts Bees, Birds, Butterflies
Garden Uses Arbors, Pergolas, Trellises, Banks And Slopes, Walls And Fences
Garden Styles Coastal Garden, Prairie and Meadow, Informal and Cottage
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Symphyotrichum lanceolatum (White Panicle Aster)
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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.
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Requirements

Hardiness 7 - 10
Plant Type Climbers, Perennials
Plant Family Compositae
Genus Aster
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Late)
Fall
Height 6' - 12'
(180cm - 3.7m)
Spread 3' - 6'
(90cm - 180cm)
Spacing 36" - 72"
(90cm - 180cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Low, Average
Soil Type Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Fragrant, Showy
Native Plants United States, Southeast, Georgia, Florida, South Carolina, North Carolina
Tolerance Deer, Wet Soil
Attracts Bees, Birds, Butterflies
Garden Uses Arbors, Pergolas, Trellises, Banks And Slopes, Walls And Fences
Garden Styles Coastal Garden, Prairie and Meadow, Informal and Cottage
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