- Asters prefer climates with cool, moist summers, especially cool night temperatures.
- Select a site with full sun to partial sun.
- Soil should be moist, well-drained, and average to humus-rich.
- Plany asters in early- to mid-spring. Fertilize soil prior to planting.
- While the plant can be grown from seed, germination can be uneven. You can start the seeds indoors during the winter by sowing seeds in pots or flats and keeping them in the refrigerator for 4 to 6 weeks. After 4 to 6 weeks, put the seeds in a sunny spot.
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Asters are daisy-like perennials with starry-shaped flower heads. They bring delightful color to the garden in late summer and autumn when many of your other summer blooms may be fading.
The plant’s height ranges from 8 inches to 8 feet, depending on the type. 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!
WIT & WISDOM
Asters, one of September’s birth flowers, were once burned to ward off serpents.
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