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Origin: US Native Wildflower
Other Common Names: Purple-stemmed Aster
Bloom Time: Late Fall
Height: 24 in to 60 in
Spacing: 24 in to 36 in
Light: Full Sun to Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Wet to Medium
USDA Zone: 3a-8b
Germination: No pre-treatment needed. Sow seeds on soil surface at 70F and water. Slow to germinate.
Seeds Per Oz: 78000
Swamp Asters can be found from the north of Canada to the Gulf Coast of Texas, having one of the largest growing areas of any aster. It most often grows in wetland or marshy ground. Originally from the Greek language, “aster” means “star.” At one time, asters were called starworts, frost flowers, or Michaelmas daisies; in spite of their daisy-like petals, asters are actually diminutive members of the sunflower family. In the language of flowers, these starry blossoms symbolize elegance or daintiness. They make a traditional gift for birthdays in the month of September, or for 20th wedding anniversaries.
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