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Common Perennials

Bushy Aster
Aster dumosus

Aster dumosus 'Woods Purple'
Aster dumosus 'Woods Purple'

Quick Profile

Exposure
Full Sun
 
Mature Height
18 Inches - 2 Feet
 
USDA Hardiness Zones
3 - 8 
 
Soil Conditions
Moist, Well-Drained
 
Foliage Color
Green
 
Bloom Color
Blue
Pink
Purple
 
Bloom Season
August - October
 
Size
Medium
 

Features

Dwarf compact habit not requiring staking. Prolific late summer flowering.

Culture

Moist well-drained soil in a full sun site

Cultivars

'Woods Blue' 10-14 inches tall compact, blue flowers

'Woods Pink' 12-18 inches tall, compact, pink flowers

'Woods Purple' 12-18 inches tall, compact, purple flowers

Notes

Many of the new cultivars show resistance to powdery mildew.