Photo Courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.

Photo Courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc. Photo Courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.

Aster dumosus 'Professor Kippenberg'

Aster

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Densely packed clusters of bright lavender-blue, semi-double flowers provide outstanding color in the garden from late summer into fall. Since this selection has a dwarf, compact habit, it will not require staking

Height:

12 in

Spread:

15 in

Hardiness Zone:

3 - 8

Interesting Notes:

Asters are excellent cut flowers and attract butterflies. They make a terrific accent to fall blooming grasses and the changing colors of the trees. They are native to North America and are generally very easy to grow.

Aster Growing and Maintenance Tips

This species performs best in rich, evenly moist soil and full sun. Give them lots of room to grow; good air circulation will help to prevent powdery mildew. To maintain their health and vigor, divide plants every couple of years in the spring.

Aster dumosus 'Professor Kippenberg' Characteristics

Attributes

  • Mass Plant
  • Salt Tolerant
  • Border
  • Container
  • Cut Flower / or Foliage

Exposure

  • Sun Tolerant

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Medium

Nature Attraction

  • Butterflies

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Late Summer
  • Fall

Soil Moisture Needs

  • Average