General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Plant Height: 24 - 36 inches
Plant Spread: 24 inches
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Blue
Flower Time: Summer
Late summer or early fall
Uses: Cut Flower
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Powdery Mildew
Rabbit Resistant
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Awards and Recognitions: RHS AGM
Other: 2007 Great Plant Picks award winner

Common names
  • Aster
  • Michaelmas Daisy
  • Frikart's Aster
Also sold as:
  • Moench

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  • Posted by kniphofia (Northumberland, UK) on Oct 20, 2020 6:48 AM concerning plant:
    Surely Aster frikartii Monch must be a contender for one of the top ten garden perennials. A superb mildew resistant variety which is one of the first Asters to flower and has a very long flowering period. In late summer and autumn it is covered in masses of rich lavender blue, yellow centred daisy-like flowers. It makes a wonderful companion plant in the border and combines well with oranges and reds. Attractive to insects. Awarded the RHS Award of Garden Merit. Introduced in 1918 by Swiss plantsman Frikart and named after a mountain.
  • Posted by SunnyBorders (Aurora, Ontario - Zone 5b) on Apr 20, 2013 2:58 PM concerning plant:
    Long flowering.
  • Posted by Mindy03 (Delta KY) on May 9, 2012 3:52 PM concerning plant:
    Valuable source of nectar and pollen for honey bees.
  • Posted by bonitin (Ghent, Belgium - Zone 8a) on Oct 6, 2011 8:19 AM concerning plant:
    Gorgeous Aster! I was really impressed when I saw it in my brother's garden!
    Healthy plant too, resistant to mildew, can stand drought.
    Parents are the Italian Aster amellus and a Himalayan species Aster thomsonii.
  • Posted by Marilyn (Kentucky - Zone 6a) on Sep 23, 2011 10:13 PM concerning plant:
    My very favorite Aster to grow! Love everything about it! The butterflies love the flowers too!
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