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ASTER (DRAGON™)

Image of Aster 'Yodragon' (DRAGON™) PP15906

Yoder Brothers

Family

Asteraceae

Botanical Name

ASTER 'Yodragon'(DRAGON™) PP15906

Plant Common Name

Aster, Dragon Hardy Aster

General Description

This lovely aster displays numerous soft, lilac-blue daisies atop tidy, compact mounds of fine, deep green foliage. A patented hybrid, it was introduced by Yoder Brothers, Inc. and is marketed under the name ‘Dragon’. The cool blossoms decorate the garden from very late summer to early fall, and are highly attractive to bees and butterflies.

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 to encourage denser growth and more flowers. If desired, clumps may be divided in spring every few years. The compact habit of ‘Dragon’ makes it perfect for fall-themed containers or massing at the front of mixed beds and borders.

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

    12"-18" / 30.5cm - 45.7cm

  • Width

    12"-18" / 30.5cm - 45.7cm

  • Native To

    Hybrid Origin

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline

  • Growth Rate

    Medium

  • Water Requirements

    Average Water

  • Habit

    Clump-Forming

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    Light Blue, Lavender

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Dark Green

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Dark Green

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Dark Green

  • 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

  • Usage

    Bedding Plant, Container, Cutflower, Edging, Mixed Border

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Attracts

    Birds, Butterflies

  • Self-Sowing

    Yes