Asters Make Easy Fall Color

Published on: Oct. 17, 2007

As I was heading into our director’s meeting with staff in St. Louis and Cape Girardeau, the blooms of aromatic aster greeted us along the way.

This plant is also blooming at my house, and I haven’t given it a drop of water this year. It’s one my favorite fall plants for its abundant color and nicely rounded shape. According to information on our Grow Native! website, it’s one of the last of the flowers to bloom in the fall and is fine in a sunny, dry spot. Perfect for the carefree gardener, or should I say for the garderner who likes plants that care for themselves.

It’s especially welcome now, when everything else is dried up and dull. Mine is in the shade in the late day and it look luminous out there—something about that blue-purple that almost glows against the green.

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