Asters get their name from the Latin word for "star," and their flowers are indeed the superstars of the fall garden
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About Aster

Asters get their name from the Latin word for "star," and their flowers are indeed the superstars of the fall garden. Some types of this native plant can reach up to 6 feet with flowers in white and pinks but also, perhaps most strikingly, in rich purples and showy lavenders.

Not all asters are fall bloomers. Extend the season by growing some of the summer bloomers, as well. Some are naturally compact; tall types that grow more than 2 feet tall benefit from staking or an early-season pinching or cutting back by about one-third in July or so to keep the plant more compact.

Aster is a genus of flowering plants in the family Asteraceae. Its circumscription has been narrowed, and it now encompasses around 180 species, all but one of which are restricted to Eurasia; many species formerly in Aster are now in other genera of the tribe Astereae. Asters are beautiful flowers that have lovely fringed petals.

Some varieties of asters are annuals, but most asters are perennials, which means they come back year after year. Some asters look a lot like miniature daisies, and they are every bit as charming. Other varieties of asters have a single row of fringe-like petals.

The petals of asters appear to be very delicate since they are narrow and fine, and although asters appear to be fragile flowers, there are very hardy varieties to choose from. Asters come in a wide variety of colors, and they are available in many different shades. You can find asters in various shades of pink, white, mauve, blue, purple, and red.

There are numerous varieties and colors of asters, so you can be sure there are asters that will coordinate well with your unique garden or flower bed. Depending on the variety, asters grow to a height ranging between sixteen and twenty-four inches. Asters produce blooms for weeks at a time, and they are a wonderful choice for anyone wanting a beautiful flower that will create drama and add uncomparable beauty to their yard or garden.

Plant Specifications

*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Common Name Michaelmas daisy, Aster
Maximum Reachable Height up to 6 feet
Flower Colour Red flower
Bloom Time Summer, Fall
Difficulty Level Medium

Planting and care

  • Add a thin layer of compost with a 2–inch layer of mulch around the plants every spring.
  • If you receive less than 1 inch of rain a week, remember to water your plants regularly during the summer.
  • However, many asters are moisture-sensitive; if your plants have too much moisture or too little moisture, they will often lose their lower foliage or not flower well.
  • Keep an eye out for any stressed plants and try a different watering method if your plants are losing flowers.
  • Cut asters back in winter after the foliage has died.
  • Divide every 2 to 3 years in the spring to maintain your plant s vigor and flower quality.
  • Aster care

    Asters are easily grown from division. Aster plants do best, if divided every two to three years. Simply dig out half to two thirds of the plants, leaving the remainder in place. Then separate the portion you dug out into two sections and plant in another location or give them to a friend.

    Aster seeds can also be directly seeded into your flower garden, or seeded indoors for transplanting later. We recommend planting Asters in pots and containers indoors, then transplanting the seedlings outdoors in early spring. This allows you to make the proper spacing.

    Sunlight Select a site with full sun to partial sun.
    Watering Water plants in well. Soil should be moist, well-drained, and average to humus-rich.
    Soil Add compost or other organic material to your soil if necessary weeks in advance of planting your asters. Even if your soil is fine in texture, compost and organic material is beneficial to asters since it adds beneficial nutrients that will naturally enhance growth and improve the overall health of your asters.
    Temperature Asters prefer climates with cool, moist summers, especially cool night temperatures
    Fertilizer Fertilize soil prior to planting

    Aster special feature

    Attracts Butterflies

    Aster uses

    Ornamental Use:

    • The plant is used for ornamental purpose
    • Its generally kep indoor in living room and in terrac area
    • You can find an aster for almost any garden and they have many uses, such as in borders, rock gardens, or wildflower gardens
    • Asters also attract butterflies to your garden!

    Frequently Asked Questions

    How to propagate aster plant?

    Aster is propagated by seed. The seeds will germinate in a week at about 21 degree Celsius.

    When to transplant aster plants?

    Aster seedlings are usually transplanted when they have developed about 2-4 leaves. Seedlings at too early or late stages should be avoided and usually seedlings are ready for transplanting within 30 days. The transplanting should be done preferably during early morning or evenings to avoid harsh bright sunlight.

    When do aster plants bloom?

    Aster plant bloom through out the year but winter is the best period of bloom.

    How to plant aster?

    To plant Aster consider the following points 1. To grow plant in pot, choose a pot having of 5-6 inch upper diameter and drainage holes. 2. Fill the 1/3 pot with well drained soil rich in organic content and place the plant in the center of the pot. 3. Fill the remaining pot with same soil. 4. Keep the plant in indirect bright light location for 2-3 days and then gradually move to a location that receives more than 6 hours of direct sunlight. 5. Once the plant is overgrown in current pot, plant it in field. If you are planting purchased plant directly in ground follow below procedure. 1. Keep the plant in indirect bright light for 3-4 days and gradually move to a location receiving direct sunlight for 3-4 hours a day. 2. Dig a pit twice the size of the bag/pot the current plant is in. 3. Fill the 1/3 of pit with soil rich in organic content, place the plant in center and fill the pit with same soil. 4. Apply water. General caring tips- Plant should get more than 6 hours of sunlight a day. Water the plant when surface soil (1-2 inch) feels dry to touch. Apply any organic fertilizer during the main growing season (Dec-Jan).

    Should asters be planted in sun or shade?

    Aster is planted at location where it receive 3-4 hours of natural direct bright sunlight.

    How big are aster plants?

    Height of aster plant varies from variety to variety but ranges between 2-4 feet.

    When to plant aster seeds?

    Aster seeds are planted in October-November.

    Can you plant aster in the shade?

    Yes, where it receive at least 3-4 hours of natural direct bright sunlight for proper growth and development.

    Can aster be planted in fall?

    Yes, Fall is best season to grow aster plant.

    Where to plant aster?

    Aster is planted outdoor. consider the following points to grow Aster outdoor 1. Sunlight- 3-4 hours of natural direct bright sunlight. 2. Soil- Soil should be well drained ,fertile and rich in nutrient. 3. Water- Water the plant when 1-2 inch surface layer soil feel dry to touch 4. Fertilizer- Apply any organic fertilizer in October-November.

    Are aster plants evergreen?

    No, Aster is annual flowering plant.

    What do aster plants look like?

    Aster is flowering annual plant with erect branching habit and irregularly toothed leaves.

    How to divide aster plants?

    Aster is commercially propagated by seed. The seeds will germinate in a week and seedlings are ready for transplanting within 30 days.

    Can you plant aster in late summer?

    Yes, Aster can be planted in late summer with proper care and Management

    Can you plant aster in spring?

    Yes, Aster can be planted throughout the year and in spring is also suitable.

    How to grow aster plant?

    Plant is commercially grown by seeds. Consider the following points to grow Aster plant. 1. Sunlight- 3-4 hours of natural direct bright sunlight is required. 2. Soil- Soil or potting mixture should be well drained, fertile and nutrient rich. 3. Water- Water the plant when 1-2 inch surface soil layer feels dry to touch. 4. Fertilizer - Apply any organic fertilizer during the main growing season(October-November).Note - For further details check the product description on nurserylive.com

    Aster annual or perennial?

    Aster is annual flowering plant.

    Do aster plant flower?

    To induce flowering in aster consider the following points. 1. Sunlight- At least 6 hours of natural direct bright sunlight.2.Aster plant will flower with proper nutrient management apply any organic fertilizer in October-November. 3.Water- Water the plant when 1-2 inch surface soil layer feels dry to touch

    When to plant aster?

    Aster can grow throughout the year but the October-November period is best for planting.

    How to plant aster flower seeds?

    To grow Aster plant through seed consider the following points 1. Use a pot having 5-6 inch upper diameter and drainage holes. 2. Fill the pot with well drained soil. To sow seeds make a hole about 1/2 inch in soil, place 2-4 seeds in it, cover with soil and apply water. 3. Maintain the moisture in soil by applying water if soil in pot (1-2 inch) feels dry to touch. 4. Keep the pot at a location receiving indirect bright light. Seeds will germinate within a week. Note - For further details check the product description on nurserylive.com

    Which month to plant aster?

    Aster planted in the month of October-November.

    Why is my aster plant dying?

    The main reasons of dying aster are as follows 1. Due to over watering to plant. 2.Aster plant does not get proper sunlight. 3.Lack of nutrient. 4.Disease and pest infestation.

    Where does aster grow?

    Aster can grow Indoor and outdoor. Consider the following points 1. Sunlight- 3-4 hours of natural direct bright sunlight. 2. Soil- Soil should be well drained ,fertile and rich in nutrient. 3. Water- Water the plant when 1-2 inch surface layer soil feel dry to touch 4. Fertilizer- Apply any organic fertilizer in October-November

    How to prune aster plants?

    Aster does not require pruning operation only pinching is done 1 month after transplanting of seedlings.



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    Tuesday, 11 February 2020

    I am satisfied with the plants.

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    Saturday, 23 November 2019

    Quick delivery, good price

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    Monday, 18 November 2019

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