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ASTER novi-belgii 'Odin Viking'

Image of Aster novi-belgii 'Odin Viking' (VIKING SERIES) PP10360

Yoder Brothers

Family

Asteraceae

Botanical Name

ASTER novi-belgii 'Odin Viking'( VIKING SERIES) PP10360

Plant Common Name

New York Aster, Odin Viking Aster

General Description

Odin Viking hardy aster is a compact hardy perennial with a tidy mounding habit. It originates from eastern North America and bears daisies of lavender in early to mid-fall. Plants are more floriferous and uniform if pinched back in late spring to early summer. Provide this aster with slightly moist, loamy soil and full to part sun for best growth. Mass them in mixed borders for a fine fall display. Aster flowers draw a wide variety of pollinators to include bees and butterflies.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    8 - 1

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    4 - 8

  • Sunset Zone

    1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24

  • Sun Exposure

    Full Sun, Partial Sun, Partial Shade

  • Height

    13'-16' / 5.1in - 6.3in

  • Width

    23'-27' / 9.1in - 10.6in

  • Native To

    Northeastern United States, Mid-Atlantic United States, Southeastern United States, Canada, Southern Africa

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Neutral, Alkaline

  • Growth Rate

    Fast

  • Habit

    Cushion/Mound-forming

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    Lavender

  • Fruit Color

    Brown

  • Fragrant Flowers

    Yes

  • Fragrant Fruit

    No

  • Fragrant Foliage

    Yes

  • Bark or Stem Fragrant

    Yes

  • Flower Petal Number

    Single

  • Repeat Bloomer

    No

  • Showy Fruit

    No

  • Edible Fruit

    No

  • Showy Foliage

    No

  • Foliage Texture

    Medium

  • Foliage Sheen

    Matte

  • Evergreen

    Yes

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Usage

    Container, Hanging Basket, Mixed Border, Wildflower

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Attracts

    Birds, Butterflies

  • Self-Sowing

    No