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ASTER 'Bonnie Blue'

Image of Aster 'Bonnie Blue'

Debbie Schilling

Family

Asteraceae

Botanical Name

ASTER 'Bonnie Blue'

Plant Common Name

Aster, Bonnie Blue Aster

General Description

The bright, lavender-blue daisies of aster ‘Bonnie Blue’ offer a gorgeous contrast to the changing leaves of autumn. Its vivid, yellow-centered blooms smother generous mounds of fine, dark-green foliage in late summer to early fall, and are highly attractive to bees and butterflies.

Provide this perennial with full to part sun and moist, rich, well-drained soils. As with other asters, ‘Bonnie Blue’ is terrific for livening up tired, late-season beds and borders. It looks lovely when combined with ornamental grasses and tall, architectural Sedum varieties such as ‘Matrona’.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    8 - 1

  • Sun Exposure

    Full Sun, Partial Sun

  • Height

    18"-24" / 45.7cm - 61.0cm

  • Width

    18"-24" / 45.7cm - 61.0cm

  • Native To

    Hybrid Origin

Growing Conditions

  • Growth Rate

    Medium

  • Water Requirements

    Average Water

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Fragrant Flowers

    No

  • Fragrant Fruit

    No

  • Fragrant Foliage

    No

  • Bark or Stem Fragrant

    No

  • Flower Petal Number

    Single

  • Repeat Bloomer

    No

  • Showy Fruit

    No

  • Edible Fruit

    No

  • Showy Foliage

    No

  • Foliage Texture

    Fine

  • Foliage Sheen

    Matte

  • Evergreen

    No

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Attracts

    Birds, Butterflies

  • Self-Sowing

    No