Tatarian Aster, Tatarian Daisy
Aster tataricus

Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Aster (ASS-ter) (Info)
Species: tataricus (tat-TAR-ee-kus) (Info)

Category:

Perennials

Height:

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Spacing:

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 C (-40 F)

USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Violet/Lavender

Bloom Time:

Late Summer/Early Fall

Mid Fall

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Other details:

May be a noxious weed or invasive

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

This plant is resistant to deer

Soil pH requirements:

5.1 to 5.5 (strongly acidic)

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

By dividing the rootball

Seed Collecting:

Bag seedheads to capture ripening seed

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Chicago, Illinois

Erie, Pennsylvania

Pennsburg, Pennsylvania

Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania

Christiana, Tennessee

Gardeners' Notes:

2
positives
1
neutral
0
negatives
RatingContent
Positive

On Oct 23, 2011, smhscholz from Erie, PA wrote:

Love this Aster! It's late October and it's covered with monarchs and bumblebees. It's the only thing blooming in my garden for butterflies right now, and I want to help the migrating monarch butterflies on their journey to Mexico. Love the 5-6 foot height. Am going to get more.

Positive

On Sep 29, 2011, killdawabbit from Christiana, TN (Zone 6b) wrote:

I ordered Centranthus ruber and got this. But I like it. It's not a showstopper but I think it will be great as a weed suppressor and a some nice fall color. Glad to have it so far.

Neutral

On Jan 22, 2003, Terry from Murfreesboro, TN (Zone 7a) wrote:

*Tartarian is a misspelling of the common name.