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Symphyotrichum 'Ochtendgloren' (Aster)

Aster 'Ochtendgloren', Michaelmas Daisy 'Ochtendgloren', pilosum var pringlei Hybrid


One of the best Aster varieties for the garden, award-winning Symphyotrichum 'Ochtendgloren' features generous sprays densely packed with starry pink flowers, 1 in. across (2.5 cm). Sturdy and upright, this herbaceous perennial has a foliage of narrow dark green leaves which is mildew resistant. Blooming for weeks from mid to late fall, this eye-catching beauty stands out in the sunny landscape. Noted for its reliable performance in borders or containers, even when left undivided for several years, this Aster is easy to grow, long lived, brings cheerful fall color and is a great source of nectar for butterflies.

  • Winner of the prestigious Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society for its noteworthy qualities.
  • Typically grows up to 4-5 ft. tall (120-150 cm) and 2-3 ft. wide (60-90 cm). May need some support. Deer and rabbit resistant!
  • 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 tolerant!
  • Vital ingredient of late summer and fall borders, cottage gardens, prairies or butterfly gardens. Great for containers too! 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!
  • Pinch back stems before mid summer to promote bushiness, produce a greater number of flowers and to control the plant height (to avoid flopping by the plant). Asters may self-seed if grown in ideal conditions. Cutting back after flowering will prevent undesired self-seeding.
  • Propagate by division in spring

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Requirements

Hardiness 4 – 8
Heat Zones 1 – 8
Climate Zones 1, 2, 3, 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 Fall
Height 4' – 5' (120cm – 150cm)
Spread 2' – 3' (60cm – 90cm)
Spacing 36" (90cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Average
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Plant of Merit, Showy
Tolerance Deer, Drought, Rabbit
Attracts Birds, Butterflies
Garden Uses Beds and Borders
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Prairie and Meadow, 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, 2, 3, 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 Fall
Height 4' – 5' (120cm – 150cm)
Spread 2' – 3' (60cm – 90cm)
Spacing 36" (90cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Average
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Plant of Merit, Showy
Tolerance Deer, Drought, Rabbit
Attracts Birds, Butterflies
Garden Uses Beds and Borders
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Prairie and Meadow, Traditional Garden

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