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ASTER 'Thyra Viking'

Image of Aster 'Thyra Viking' (VIKING SERIES) PP10361

Yoder Brothers

Family

Asteraceae

Botanical Name

ASTER 'Thyra Viking'( VIKING SERIES) PP10361

Plant Common Name

Aster, Thyra Viking Aster

General Description

This lovely aster colors the garden with mounds of rich, raspberry-pink daisies in late summer to early fall. A patented hybrid, ‘Thyra Viking’ was developed as a cross of the Aster novi-belgii cultivars ‘Purple Viking’ and ‘Royal Ruby’, and is notable for its exceptionally well-branched stems, free-flowering habit and uniform size.

Provide this perennial with full to part sun and moderately moist, fertile, well-drained soil. Pinch back stem tips in late spring or early summer for heavier flowering and denser plant growth. If desired, clumps may be divided in spring every few years. As with other asters, ‘Thyra Viking’ will attract bees and butterflies to the garden, and also makes and excellent cut flower.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    8 - 1

  • 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

  • Height

    1'-2' / 0.3m - 0.6m

  • Width

    1'-2' / 0.3m - 0.6m

  • Native To

    Hybrid Origin

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline

  • Growth Rate

    Medium

  • Water Requirements

    Average Water

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    Hot Pink

  • 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

    Yes