The Main Plant entry for Asters (Aster)

This database entry exists to show plant data and photos that apply generically to all Asters.

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Flowers: Showy
Wildlife Attractant: Bees

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Common names
  • Aster
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Photo Gallery
Location: Garden that used to be my lawn
Date: 2019-09-16
Location: Garden that used to be my lawn
Date: 2019-10-12
#pollinator
Location: Bea’s garden
Date: 2023-09-17
Grown from seed ‘Bouquet Aster ‘ seed from burpee . Flowers i
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2010-09-18
Butterfly magnet
Location: Garden that used to be my lawn
Date: 2018-09-08
with a lovely pollinator friend
Location: Fairfax, VA
Location: Miami County, Indiana
Date: September 24, 2006
Always Attractive To #Butterflies #Pollination
Location: Garden that used to be my lawn
Date: 2018-09-08
with a lovely pollinator friend
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2015-09-28
#pollination
Location: Maine
Location: Bea’s garden
Date: 2023-09-16
Invasive species
Location: Belarus
Date: 2019-10-24
photo from my garden
Photo by grannysgarden
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2011-09-10
Bee Haven
Location: central Illinois
Date: 10-01-11
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2011-09-07
Butterflies adore NE Aters in the fall.

Date: 2012-09-19
Location: Bea’s garden
Date: 2021
Fall color

Date: 2012-09-26

Date: 2013-02-05
Location: Pacific Northwest zone 8
Date: Sep 19, 2010
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2016-09-13
#pollination   Webworm Moth
Location: Lady Bird Johnson wildflower center, Austin, Texas
Date: 2020-10-23
Location: Cedarhome, Washington
Date: 2010-10-05
May be Adendken an Alma Potschke, not 100% sure
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2015-09-24
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2015-10-23
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2011-10-01
Location: central Illinois
Date: 9-22-11
BF - Skippers

Date: 2014-09-15
Location: Upstate NY
Date: 2014-09-13
Beautiful Asters

Date: 2019-06-17
Location: Pacific Northwest zone 8
Date: Sep 19, 2010
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2011-11-04
Location: Indiana zone 5
Date: 2014-10-19

Date: 2014-09-18
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2015-09-11
Location: DISCLAIMER: This is an old photo from an old phone. I don't know why, but the photos look "deep fried". sorry about that.

Date: 2015-09-15

Date: 2015-09-15
Photo by sedumzz

Date: 2012-10-01
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2015-09-24
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2015-09-24
Location: Flatwoods Park - Hillsborough County, Florida
Date: 05-NOV-2005
Photo courtesy of Brian Ahern

Date: 2013-02-05
Location: Chapin, SC
Date: 2016-09-23

Date: 2015-10-02

Date: 2012-11-08
Location: Grand Canyon NP,  Arizona
Date: August 2015
Purple Aster blooms while looking into the Grand Canyon.

Date: 2012-11-08
Location: Indiana  Zone 5
Date: 2010-10-01
wild white aster
Location: Pacific Northwest zone 8
Date: Nov 19, 2011

Date: 2013-06-29
Location: Indiana  Zone 5
Date: 2009-09-21

Date: 2013-06-29

Date: 2014-09-18
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2015-09-11

Date: 2012-09-19

Date: 2012-09-19

Date: 2013-09-25

Date: 2012-09-19

Date: 2012-09-19

Date: 2013-09-25

Date: 2012-09-19

Date: 2012-09-19

Date: 2012-09-19

photo credit:  Yoko Nekonomania

Date: 2013-02-05

Date: 2013-02-05

Date: 2012-10-01

Date: 2012-10-01
Location: Kalama, Wa
Date: 2009-09-25
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Location: central Illinois
Date: 2010-09-24

Date: 2010-09-18

Date: 2012-09-15

Date: 2012-09-15

Date: 2012-09-26

Date: 2012-09-26
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2015-09-24

Date: 2012-09-26

Date: 2015-10-02

Date: 2015-10-02
Location: Pacific Northwest zone 8
Date: Sep 15, 2010
Location: Pacific Northwest zone 8
Date: Sep 11, 2010
Location: Babcock-Webb WMA - Charlotte County, Florida
Date: 09-FEB-2005
Photo courtesy of Brian Ahern

Date: 2012-09-15

Date: 2012-09-15
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Comments:
  • Posted by Marilyn (Kentucky - Zone 6a) on May 21, 2013 11:22 PM concerning plant:
    "Aster is a genus of flowering plants in the family Asteraceae. The genus once contained nearly 600 species in Eurasia and North America, but after morphologic and molecular research on the genus during the 1990s, it was decided that the North American species are better treated in a series of other related genera. After this split there are roughly 180 species within the genus, all but one being confined to Eurasia. The name Aster comes from the Ancient Greek word ἀστήρ (astér), meaning "star", referring to the shape of the flower head. Many species and a variety of hybrids and varieties are popular as garden plants because of their attractive and colourful flowers. Aster species are used as food plants by the larvae of a number of Lepidoptera species—see list of Lepidoptera that feed on Aster. Asters can grow in all hardiness zones."

    Taken from wikipedia's page at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A...
  • Posted by KFredenburg (Black Hills, SD - Zone 5a) on Jun 6, 2020 2:37 PM concerning plant:
    A large group of dependable plants whose daisy-like yellow-centered flowers come in white and a variety blues, purples, and pinks. Blooming time ranges from early summer to late fall.
    For best results (if planting more than one of these plants), plant each the smaller ones 1 to one and a half feet apart, and plant the taller ones 2-3 feet apart from each other.
    Landscape uses:
    Asters are important perennials for summer and autumn gloom. Plant species asters in a wildflower garden. Grow the cultivated varieties in a flower border and use the dwarf forms as edging plants.
Plant Events from our members
AndreA33 On November 25, 2014 Obtained plant
From BG
MrsBinWY On June 20, 2018 Transplanted
On 6-20-2018, planted a division by the Blue Oat Grass in the NW front bed.
MrsBinWY On June 2, 2018 Transplanted
On 6-2-2018, planted 1 by Allium karataviensis 'Ivory Queen' and 1 by Judith's yellow iris.
MrsBinWY On May 31, 2018 Transplanted
On 5-31-2018, planted a division of Becky M.'s aster into the northwest front garden.
MrsBinWY On February 18, 2017 Seeds sown
coffee filter in baggie in fridge for 60 days; bunch of seeds from molanic; jugged 4-15-17
antsinmypants On August 6, 2022 Obtained plant
Obtained from house where the owner passed away. Dad was working on cleaning the house afterwards & got permission to get whatever plants he wanted out of the yard.
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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Love these! by KyWoods Dec 10, 2011 6:53 PM 2
Aster (Aster) by virginiarose Nov 21, 2013 8:39 PM 2

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