What’s Doing the Blooming? Asters

Purple Dome Aster
Purple Dome Aster

With the shorter days and longer shadows of autumn, come masses of blooming asters. Their daisy style flowers emerge in dense mounds of vivid pink, purple, blue or white with bright yellow centers.  They cheerfully brighten our late season landscapes from late summer through fall. Whatever their color, asters offer stunning contrast against ornamental grasses and the bright reds, oranges and yellows of fall foliage.  These hardy perennials are native to North America. The varieties that we carry have been selected for their masses of blooms, dense habit and improved disease resistance.

Asters thrive in rich, well drained soils and full sun. Good air circulation will help to reduce or eliminate fungal issues that can affect the lower leaves of the plant. Bring the autumn indoors with a bouquet of long lasting aster blossoms.

Aster novae-angliae 'Purple Dome'
Aster novae-angliae ‘Purple Dome’
Aster divaricatus 'Wood's Pink'
Aster divaricatus ‘Wood’s Pink’
Aster o. 'October Skies'
Aster o. ‘October Skies’