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ASTER 'Wood's Purple'

Image of Aster 'Wood's Purple'

James H. Schutte

Family

Asteraceae

Botanical Name

ASTER 'Wood's Purple'

Plant Common Name

Aster, Wood's Purple Aster

General Description

The rich violet-purple flowers of Aster ‘Wood’s Purple’ offer a vibrant complement to the golden hues of autumn. Developed by Ed Wood of Portland, Oregon, this floriferous hybrid was bred for its compact size and great mildew and rust resistance. Its vivid, yellow-centered daisies smother low-growing mounds of fine, dark-green foliage in late summer to early fall, and are highly attractive to bees and butterflies.

Blooming best in full sun and moist, well-drained soils, this perennial will also perform well in clay soils. Use this fine aster as a reliable companion or alternative to fall mums. ‘Wood’s Purple’ looks especially nice when planted in combination with ornamental goldenrod Solidago sphacelata ‘Golden Fleece’, and tall Sedum varieties such as ‘Matrona’.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    8 - 1

  • Sun Exposure

    Full Sun, Partial Sun

  • Height

    12"-18" / 30.5cm - 45.7cm

  • Width

    14"-20" / 35.6cm - 50.8cm

  • 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

    Yes