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- Flowers from mid-summer to late fall adding interest where other falter
- Offers resistance to deer, rabbits, disease and other pests
- Adaptable to most well-draining soils
- Inviting birds, butterflies, and other pollinators to dance across your gardens
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- Hardiness Zone: 4-8
- Mature Height: 1-2' tall
- Mature Width: 1-2' wide
- Exposure: Full Sun/Part Shade
- Spacing: 10-18" apart
Why plant Wood's Purple Aster?
Are you looking for the perfect perennial to plant in your garden? The Woods Purple Aster can be a beautiful addition to any location. This is a dwarf Aster that provides dark green foliage topped with blooms appearing later in the season and only growing to heights and widths of about 1 - 2’ in total. During mid summer into the fall season this perennial blesses any location with violet to purple blooms sporting a sunny center with their bright yellow stamens. With the Woods Purple Aster’s dense mounding growth habit, this perennial is relatively low maintenance while giving the homeowner the ability to add color to even the smallest of spaces.
How to use Wood's Purple Aster in the landscape?
Aside from the heavenly purple blooms that arrive later in the season, the Woods Purple Aster is a haven of food and shelter to birds and late season pollinators alike. Provides tolerance to drought, deer, and rabbits, while also offering adaptability to well-draining soils. The Woods Purple Aster also offers the ability to thrive when planted via containers opening up a multitude of locations to display this budding bloomer. Planted in curated gardens such as butterfly or cottage, or used in mass plantings generating fields of feasts for the birds and plenty to pollinate the choice is yours.
Hardiness Zone: 4-8
How To Plant Wood's Purple Aster
Are you interested in homing some pretty perennials, then the Woods Purple Aster is for you. When introducing these perennials to your property we recommend finding locations that provide full sun however these plants are capable of handling some light shade. Thriving best in moist, well-draining soils, the Woods Purple Aster can handle sites consisting of chalk, clay, loam, and even sandy areas. For the health of the Woods Purple Aster planting in a location that allows good air circulation will help avoid ailments like powdery mildew.
How To Water
After planting your Woods Purple Aster it's time to water. This may be accomplished by watering at minimal twice a week until established. Once established keep an eye on the soil making sure not to let it get too dry, these plants like it moist but not saturated. We recommend keeping an eye on your local weather making sure to water during periods of inclement weather such as high heat or drought.
How To Fertilize
Feeding your Woods Purple Aster is as easy as can be. When first planting we recommend adding fertilizer to the planting site as the first feeding. If you planted during the spring re-apply fertilizer in late fall before the dormancy of winter. If you planted in fall, wait till spring before the push of new growth to fertilize your perennial. Remember these steps for the life of the plant and you will continue to have lavish blooms each year.
How To Prune
Now that you have your Woods Purple Aster planted, it's soon time to consider the process of pruning. This may be achieved in a few different ways. Thinning, pinching, and pruning to the ground are the methods we should consider for the Woods Purple Aster. Thinning is the process of cutting out entire stems from the base, one in three stems should be removed to promote proper air flow and to alleviate the possibilities of contracting powdery mildew. Pinching is the process of literally pinching the stalks of the perennial just above the new growing bud to promote more growth. The goal when pinching is to maximize the amount of blooms possible in a season. Lastly when the plant has fallen into dormancy, you may, if needed to reshape your Woods Purple Aster, prune to the ground leaving about 2” of the plant in order for new growth to form.
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