Purple Aster Seeds

This aromatic aster is one of the last aster species to bloom in the fall.

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$2.50

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AKA Fall Aster and Aromatic Aster. This aromatic aster is one of the last aster species to bloom in the fall. The plants create a bush-like appearance and will be completely covered in light purple flowers when blooming.

Michigan Seeds grown on our farm Renegade Acres in Howell, MI!

Additional Info

Botanical Name Symphyotrichum oblongifolium
Life Cycle Perennial
Min. Time to Germinate 10 Days
Max. Time to Germinate 14 Days
Depth to Sow Seeds 1/16 in.
When to Sow Indoors 6-8 weeks before last spring frost
Growing Height 18-24 in. (45-60 cm)
Plant Spacing 24-36 in. (60-90 cm)
Hardiness USDA Zone 4a: to -25F, USDA Zone 4b: to -20F, USDA Zone 5a: to -15F, USDA Zone 5b: to -10F, USDA Zone 6a: to -5F, USDA Zone 6b: to 0F, USDA Zone 7a: to 5F, USDA Zone 7b: to 10F, USDA Zone 8a: to 15F, USDA Zone 8b: to 20F, USDA Zone 9a: to 25F, USDA Zone 9b: to 30F
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Danger N/A
Bloom Color Purple
Bloom Time Late Summer/Early Fall, Mid-Fall
Foliage Good Fall Color
Other Details Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater, Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping, This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Soil pH Requirements 5.1 to 5.5 (strongly acidic), 5.6 to 6.0 (acidic), 6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
Propagation Methods By dividing the rootball, From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall, From seed; sow indoors before last frost, From seed; stratify if sowing indoors, From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse
Seed Collecting Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds, Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored
Seeds Per Pack 50