Tatarian Aster, Tatarian Daisy, Tartarian* Aster
Aster tataricus 'Blue Lake'

Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Aster (ASS-ter) (Info)
Species: tataricus (tat-TAR-ee-kus) (Info)
Cultivar: Blue Lake
Additional cultivar information:(PP17700, aka Blue Lake Blim)
Hybridized by Ichiba
Registered or introduced: 2003

Category:

Perennials

Height:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

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:

Blue-Violet

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:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Regional

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

Wilmington, Delaware

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Jun 19, 2014, coriaceous from ROSLINDALE, MA wrote:

'Blue Lake' differs from the species in its season of bloom---it blooms in late spring/early summer, unlike the very late fall-blooming species. It is also shorter.

It does not appear to be a hybrid.

Aster tataricus 'Blue Lake' is protected by USPP 15775. Aster tataricus 'Blue Lake Blim' is a different cultivar, US PP17700 P3.