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PlantFiles: Michaelmas Daisy, Frikart's Aster
Aster x frikartii

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Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Aster (ASS-ter) (Info)
Species: x frikartii (frih-KART-ee-eye) (Info)

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Category:
Perennials

Height:
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Hardiness:
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

Danger:
N/A

Bloom Color:
Violet/Lavender

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:
Herbaceous

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Self-sows freely; deadhead if you do not want volunteer seedlings next season

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
From softwood cuttings

Seed Collecting:
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

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Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Neutral pj1143 On Nov 19, 2000, pj1143 from Boise, ID (Zone 6a) wrote:

Upright perennial with oblong dark green leaves. In late summer and early autumn bears long-lasting, lavender-blue flowerheads with orange centers. Grows to 28" in height and 16" in width.

Regional...

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

San Jose, California
Bend, Oregon
Essington, Pennsylvania



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