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Gerald L. Klingaman
ASTER tataricus 'Jindai'
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The tall, loose floral clusters of this hardy perennial aster are bold and striking.
Tatarian aster is a showy late season bloomer that originates from Siberia, so it is particularly cold hardy. The upright, clump-forming plant has rounded dark green leaves that are remarkably fragrant when crushed. In late summer to fall it produces upright, leafy stems from which rise broad, loose, terminal clusters of blue daisies. Each flower has violet or purple rays and a yellow center. These are irresistible to butterflies, as well as other beneficial insects, that flock to them in the late season when meadow composites reign.
Full to partial sun will ensure good flowering and help to keep these tall plants from flopping, though staking may still be required. One helpful cultural tip is to cut growing stems back by half in June. This will encourage denser branching and a shorter habit. Tatarian aster is as suitable for a large perennial border as it is for a rugged butterfly garden.
8 - 1
3 - 8
A1, A2, A3, H1, H2, 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
Full Sun, Partial Sun, Partial Shade
4'-8' / 1.2m - 2.4m
3'-4' / 0.9m - 1.2m
Summer, Late Summer, Early Fall, Fall
China, Japan, Korea
Yellow, Light Blue, Lavender
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