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Aster 'Wood's Purple'

New York Aster 'Wood's Purple', Michaelmas Daisy 'Wood's Purple', Symphyotrichum 'Wood's Purple', Aster dumosus 'Wood's Purple'


Adding brilliant color to the late season garden, Aster 'Wood’s Purple' is a dwarf aster with masses of small, semi-double, blue-violet to purple flowers adorned with a sunny yellow center. This dense, mounding aster enjoys a foliage of glossy dark green leaves, which is noted for its excellent disease resistance. Blooming for weeks from late summer to early fall, the pretty blossoms of 'Wood’s Purple' are perfect for the sunny perennial borders or as edging plants.

  • Typically grows with a bushy habit, up to 12-18 in. tall and wide (30-45 cm).
  • Thrives in full sun or partial shade, in average, medium moisture, well-drained soils. Moist, rich soils are preferred. Provide good air circulation to avoid foliage diseases such as powdery mildew.
  • Drought, salt and wet soil tolerant! Deer and rabbit resistant!
  • Vital ingredient of late summer and fall borders, cottage gardens, coastal gardens or butterfly gardens. New York Asters are also valued for the excellent quality of their cut flowers.
  • Asters are a must if you are trying to attract birds or butterflies!
  • Cut back in late fall.

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Requirements

Hardiness 4 – 8
Heat Zones 1 – 8
Climate Zones 1, 1A, 1B, 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Asters
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Late)
Fall
Height 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spread 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spacing 18" (45cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Average
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Showy
Tolerance Clay Soil, Deer, Drought, Rabbit, Wet Soil
Attracts Birds, Butterflies
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Edging
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Traditional Garden

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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.


Requirements

Hardiness 4 – 8
Heat Zones 1 – 8
Climate Zones 1, 1A, 1B, 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Asters
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Late)
Fall
Height 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spread 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spacing 18" (45cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Average
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Showy
Tolerance Clay Soil, Deer, Drought, Rabbit, Wet Soil
Attracts Birds, Butterflies
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Edging
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Traditional Garden

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