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Aster Woods

Botanical Name:

Aster Woods

Common Name(s):
Aster (Woods)

Categories:
Herbaceous Perennial

Comment:
This cultivar is lower and more compact than other Asters reducing the need to pinch back stems. It is particularly resistant to mildew and rust. May be cut to the ground after flowering.

Height:
1-1.5 feet

Image of Aster Woods

Woods Aster Photo by Tracie Bowers

Flowering Period:
August-September

Flower Color:
Blue-violet to Purple petals with a yellow center

Usage:
Borders, cottage gardens, butterfly gardens

Hardiness:
USDA zone 4-8

Propagation:
It can be propagated by division. As plants do not come true from seed consider cutting back spent flowers.

Exposure:
Full sun

Soil:
Prefers rich soils but will tolerate clay, prefers well-drained soil

Regions:
Mountains, Piedmont, Coastal Plain

Origins:
North America

Pollinator(s) attracted:
Bees, Butterflies

Page by Tracie Bowers EMGV

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