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ASTER (MAGIC™)

Image of Aster 'Yomagic' (MAGIC™) PP15690

Yoder Brothers

Family

Asteraceae

Botanical Name

ASTER 'Yomagic'(MAGIC™) PP15690

Plant Common Name

Aster, Magic Aster

General Description

Loads of rich purple flowers, compact size and uniform growth combine to make ‘Yomagic’ a stellar perennial for late-season color in containers and borders. Marketed under the name Magic™, this Yoder Brothers, Inc. introduction resulted from a cross between Aster ‘Sunny Almog’ and an unknown cultivar. Its vivid, yellow-centered daisies are borne on low, spreading, well-branched plants in very early autumn, and are highly attractive to bees and butterflies.

Provide Magic™ with full to part sun and moderately moist, fertile, well-drained soil. The stems of this dwarf aster do not need staking or pinching, but may benefit from thinning to improve air flow and deter powdery mildew. If desired, clumps may be divided in spring every few years. The short stature of Magic™ makes it perfect for fall-themed container compositions, or for massing at the front of mixed beds and borders.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    8 - 1

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    4 - 8

  • 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

  • Plant Type

    Perennial

  • Sun Exposure

    Full Sun, Partial Sun

  • Height

    8"-14" / 20.3cm - 35.6cm

  • Width

    12"-18" / 30.5cm - 45.7cm

  • Bloom Time

    Late Summer, Early Fall, Fall

  • Native To

    Hybrid Origin

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Acidic, Neutral

  • Soil type

    Loam

  • Growth Rate

    Medium

  • Water Requirements

    Average Water

  • Habit

    Cushion/Mound-forming

  • Seasonal Interest

    Summer, Fall

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    Yellow, Purple

  • 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