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Asters

Aster plants are fabulous perennial plants in the late summer or fall garden. Long-lived and hardy, their brilliant flowers burst with color when most summer blooms are fading. Versatile, they are perfect in borders, rock gardens, or wildflower gardens. Asters are a must if you are trying to attract birds or butterflies!


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Aster 'Little Carlow' (Cordifolius Hybrid)

Among the most fashionable Michaelmas daisies of the moment, award-winning Aster 'Little Carlow' is a lovely hybrid between Aster cordifolius and Aster novi-belgii.

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Aster 'Wood's Pink'

Adding brilliant color to the late season garden, Aster 'Wood’s Pink' is a dwarf aster with masses of small, semi-double, clear pink 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.

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Aster '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.

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Aster amellus 'Grunder' (Italian Asters)

Statuesque, Aster amellus 'Grunder' (Italian Aster) is a very distinctive Aster variety with its profuse and long lasting sprays of large, deep lavender-blue blossoms, 3 in. across (7 cm), with broad petals surrounding a golden yellow disc.

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Aster amellus 'King George' (Italian Asters)

Among the first Asters to bloom, Aster amellus 'King George' (Italian Aster) is regarded as one of the best with its profuse and long lasting show of star-shaped, violet-blue blossoms, up to 2 in. wide (5 cm), with golden yellow centers.

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Aster amellus 'Rosa Erfullung' (Italian Asters)

Vigorous, Aster amellus 'Rosa Erfullung' or 'Pink Zenith' (Italian Aster) is a standout Aster variety which produces an abundance of very pretty sprays of bright purple-pink flowers, 2 in. across (5 cm).

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Aster amellus 'Violet Queen' or 'Veilchenkönigin' (Italian Asters)

Blooming generously for weeks, from late summer to mid fall, this fall Aster doesn't need staking and is not sensitive to mildew. Native to Europe, it is easy to grow, long lived and is a wonderful addition to the late summer garden.

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Aster amellus (Italian Asters)

Providing a bold splash of color in the late season garden with its masses of lavender-blue starry flowers, Italian Aster (Aster amellus) is one of the first Asters to bloom, doesn't need staking and is not sensitive to mildew.

Aster dumosus 'Sapphire' (Bushy Asters)

Providing a bold splash of color in the late season garden, Aster Dumosus ‘Sapphire’ (Bushy Aster) creates a massive display of large, fluffy, lilac blue flowers with yellow centers. Blooming for many weeks from late summer to late fall, this eye-catching beauty is a short, compact and bushy perennial that is ideal for the front of the border or container planting and, unlike many other Asters, doesn't require staking.

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Aster dumosus (Bushy Asters)

Providing a bold splash of color in the late season garden with its masses of starry flowers, Bushy Aster (Aster Domusus) is a rather short, compact and bushy perennial that is ideal for the front of the garden and, unlike many other Asters, doesn't require staking

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Aster ericoides 'First Snow' (Heath Aster)

A very attractive low-growing variety, Aster ericoides 'First Snow' (Heath Aster) features arching to prostrate stems smothered by sprays of tiny, white, star-like flowers from late summer into fall. These sprays are so densely packed with blooms that they turn the plant completely white due to the sheer quantity of flowers.

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Aster ericoides f. prostratum 'Snow Flurry' (Heath Aster)

very attractive low-growing variety, Aster ericoides f. prostratum 'Snow Flurry' (Heath Aster) forms a dense, spreading mat with its arching stems that seem to undulate across the ground. Its fine ferny foliage of very tiny, stiff and linear leaves is more reminiscent of heaths than asters. In early fall, the foliage becomes speckled with very small, 1/2 in. (1 cm), white, star-like flowers, turning the plant completely white due to the sheer quantity of flowers.

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Aster novae-angliae 'Andenken an Alma Potschke' (New England Asters)

Blooming for 6 weeks or longer, from late summer to late fall, this eye-catching beauty easily enlivens any sunny corner of the garden

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Aster novae-angliae 'Barr's Pink' (New England Asters)

A very distinctive New England Aster variety, 'Barr's Pink' (Aster novae-angliae) features masses of unusually large, rich lilac-pink, many-petalled flowers, 2.25 in. across (5.5 cm), with a strikingly prominent golden center disk.

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Aster novae-angliae 'Harrington's Pink' (New England Asters)

A vigorous and statuesque New England Aster variety, 'Harrington's Pink' (Aster novae-angliae) features masses of delicate, clear pink flowers, 1 in. across (2.5 cm), densely packed with fine ray petals.

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Aster novae-angliae 'KICKIN Carmine Red' (New England Asters)

Aster novae-angliae 'KICKIN Carmine Red' is a bushy, compact New England Aster which produces a profusion of semi-double, daisy-like, magenta-red flowers with a golden button center, from late summer to mid fall. The blooms are so abundant that they literally blanket the plant and cover the foliage of finely textured green leaves.

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Aster novae-angliae 'KICKIN Lilac Blue' (New England Asters)

Aster novae-angliae 'KICKIN Lilac Blue' is a bushy, compact New England Aster which produces a profusion of semi-double, daisy-like, lilac-blue flowers with a golden button center, from late summer to mid fall. The blooms are so abundant that they literally blanket the plant and cover the foliage of finely textured green leaves.

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Aster novae-angliae 'KICKIN Pink Chiffon' (New England Asters)

Aster novae-angliae 'KICKIN Pink Chiffon' is a bushy, compact New England Aster which produces a profusion of semi-double, daisy-like, pastel pink flowers with a golden button center, from late summer to mid fall. The blooms are so abundant that they literally blanket the plant and cover the foliage of finely textured green leaves.

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Aster novae-angliae 'Lou Williams' (New England Asters)

A truly magnificent New England Aster variety, 'Lou Williams' (Aster novae-angliae) features abundant, large, daisy-like, rich ruby to purple-red flowers, 2.25 in. (5.5 cm), with broad petals.

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Aster novae-angliae 'Pink Victor' (New England Asters)

A tall and popular New England Aster variety, 'Pink Victor' (Aster novae-angliae) features masses of semi-double, medium pink flowers with golden yellow center disks.

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Aster novae-angliae 'Purple Cloud' (New England Asters)

Highly floriferous, New England Aster 'Purple Cloud' (Aster novae-angliae) features masses of large, daisy-like, purple-blue flowers with sunny yellow center disks. Born on strong, sturdy stems, the attractive blossoms can fully cover the plant.

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Aster novae-angliae 'Purple Dome' (New England Asters)

A very attractive dwarf variety, New England Aster 'Purple Dome' (Aster novae-angliae) features masses of semi-double, daisy-like, deep purple flowers, 1.5 in. wide (4 cm), with sunny yellow center disks, which can fully cover the plant

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Aster novae-angliae 'Rosa Sieger' (New England Asters)

A tall and popular New England Aster variety, 'Rosa Sieger' (Aster novae-angliae) features masses of large, delicate, pale, rose-pink flowers with golden yellow center disks.

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Aster novae-angliae 'September Ruby' (New England Asters)

Blooming for 6 weeks or longer, from late summer to late fall, this eye-catching beauty easily enlivens any sunny corner of the garden

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