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Common names:
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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
Fall
Uses: Cut Flower
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Birds
Butterflies
Resistances: Powdery Mildew
Rabbit Resistant
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Division
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Awards and Recognitions: RHS AGM
Other: 2007 Great Plant Picks award winner

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By dave on August 2, 2014

We know coneflowers are grown and loved by all, but what about daisies? There are 24 genera in our database that contain plants that are considered daisies. Among such a vast reach of plants, which are the most popular among ATP members? Let's have a look!

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Posted by kniphofia (Northumberland, UK) on Oct 20, 2020 6:48 AM

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.

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Posted by Marilyn (Kentucky - Zone 6a) on Sep 23, 2011 10:13 PM

My very favorite Aster to grow! Love everything about it! The butterflies love the flowers too!

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Posted by bonitin (Ghent, Belgium - Zone 8a) on Oct 6, 2011 8:19 AM

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.

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Posted by Mindy03 (Delta KY) on May 9, 2012 3:52 PM

Valuable source of nectar and pollen for honey bees.

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Posted by SunnyBorders (Aurora, Ontario - Zone 5b) on Apr 20, 2013 2:58 PM

Long flowering.

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