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ASTER x frikartii
Members of this group of asters were originally hybridized around 1920 by German plant breeder, Karl Frikart, who produced them by crossing the European species Aster amellus with Aster thomsonii, a species native to the Himalayas. Aster x frikartii hybrids produce open, bushy plants with oval, somewhat fuzzy, medium-green foliage and large, yellow-centered, lavender-blue daisies which bloom generously 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. Although sometiimes short-lived, these perennials 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 blooms 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
Spring, Summer, Fall
Green, Dark Green
Cutflower, Mixed Border
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