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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 features 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 features 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.

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Aster azureus (Sky Blue Aster)

Aster azureus (Skyblue Aster) is a rhizomatous perennial boasting a profusion of small daisy-like flowers, 1 in. wide (2.5 cm), with 10-20 deep blue to lavender rays surrounding yellow centers.

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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 (Heath Aster)

Attractive to butterflies, Aster ericoides (Heath Aster) is a compact and bushy perennial boasting numerous branched stems smothered by sprays of tiny star-like white flowers in late spring to mid fall. These sprays are so densely packed with blooms that they turn the plant completely white due to the sheer quantity of the 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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