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Origin: US Native Wildflower
Other Common Names: Eastern Showy Aster, Purple Wood Aster, Seaside Aster
Bloom Time: Fall
Height: 12 in to 24 in
Spacing: 9 in to 12 in
Light: Full Sun
Soil Moisture: Medium to Dry
USDA Zone: 4a-8b
Germination: No pre-treatment needed. Sow seeds on soil surface at 70F and water. Slow to germinate.
Seeds Per Oz: 75000
This New England native has become threatened or endangered in some states, though it can still be found occasionally in coastal, sandy areas or open pine woods. Its bright, unusually large blooms and adaptability to almost any soil make it an excellent choice for home gardens or prairie plantings. 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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