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Moench Frikartii Aster

Aster x frikartii 'Moench'

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00338
A long-flowering, vigorous hybrid that is excellent for providing color and cutting flowers into the late season. Stately plants tall enough to stand out well among meadow grasses and compatible with natives in wild gardens. Improved mildew resistance. An herbaceous perennial.
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Botanical PronunciationASS-ter frih-KART-ee-eye
Average Size at MaturityFast growing; reaches 3 ft. tall and wide.
Bloom TimeSummer to Early Fall
Deciduous/ EvergreenHerbaceous
Flower AttributeFlowers for Cutting, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorPurple
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleCottage
Growth RateFast
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Rock Garden, Very Wet Areas, Cutting Garden
Light NeedsFull sun
Soil NeedsFlower & Rose Food
Special FeatureAttracts Butterflies, Easy Care, Improved Disease Resistance, Tolerates Poor Soils, Waterwise, Fast Growing
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsKeep soil moist, but not soggy.
Companion PlantsFeather Reed Grass (Calamagrostis); Tickseed (Coreopsis); Sedum (Sedum); Salvia (Salvia); Bee Balm (Monarda)

Thrives in moist, fertile, slightly acidic, well-drained soils but highly adaptable. Prefers cool summer climates. Water deeply, regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system. For a neat, tidy appearance, remove old foliage before new leaves emerge. Divide clumps every 2 to 3 years in early spring.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 5-9

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