Tatarian Aster

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Plant Information

Taxonomic Name: Aster tataricus cv. Jindai
Common Name: Tatarian Aster
Type: Herbaceous Perennial
Zone: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Bloom Time: September to October
Height: 36-48 inches
Light Requirements: Full sun
Soil Conditions: Average well-drained soil
Flower Color: Purple
Wildlife: Butterflies
Special Characteristics:
  • Late season bloomer, wonderful color of yellow centered purple flowers
  • Flowers will last until first frost
  • Will slowly spread by rhizomes heavier clay soil but will be more aggressive in sandier soil
  • Does not flop
  • Use a natural staking plant
  • Disease resistant
  • Very adaptable, underutilized plant
  • Great winter structure, turns black in winter
  • Good companion with silvery Russian sage
  • Divide in spring