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ASTER x frikartii 'Wonder of Stafa' ('('Wunder Von Stäfa')')
Frikart's Aster, Wonder of Stafa Aster
Members of this group of asters were originally hybridized around 1920 by German plant breeder, Karl Frikart, and were produced by crossing the European species Aster amellus with Aster thomsonii, a species native to the Himalayas. The cultivar ‘Wonder of Stafa’ produces open, bushy plants with oval, somewhat fuzzy, medium-green foliage and large, yellow-centered, lavender-blue daisies which cover the plants in profusion over a long period from early summer well into autumn.
Aster x frikartii hybrids thrive in full to part sun and well-drained, reasonably fertile soil of average moisture. These perennials may be short-lived, but are well worth growing for their abundance of bloom and ease of culture. They are a fine choice for mixed borders or cutting gardens, and their lovely flowers are highly attractive to bees and butterflies.
8 - 1
5 - 8
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
2'-3' / 0.6m - 0.9m
Early Summer, Summer, Late Summer, Early Fall, Fall
Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline
Cutflower, Mixed Border
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