The Main Plant entry for Asters (Aster)

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

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Common names
  • Aster
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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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