Aster puniceus
Aster puniceus
Aster puniceus
Aster puniceus
Aster puniceus
Aster puniceus
Aster puniceus

Aster puniceus

Accepted name: Symphyotrichum puniceum

Purple Stemmed Aster

syn. Swamp Aster

Asteraceae

Height

60 - 90 cm

Flower colour

lavender

Flowering time

July - August

Foliage colour

green

Sunlight

sun - partial shade

Soil

moist

pH

acid - neutral - alkaline

Hardiness

hardy

Plant range

eastern N-America

Aster belongs to the family Asteraceae. It's species are native to meadows in temperate regions of the northern hemisphere, the majority in N-America. They grow best in, moist, fertile soil and prefer a sunny position. Most Asters flower late in the summer and through fall, but the species mainly grown in Iceland are alpines that flower earlier, in July-August.

Propagation:


Division in spring.


Seed sown in March.

Seed just covered and kept at 20°C (68°F) until germination. If there is no germination in 4 weeks, it could be helpful to place the seed tray in a refrigeraton for 2-4 weeks and then move it back to 20°C (68°F). After germination it should be kept at a lower temperature with plenty of light so the plants won't become lanky.

Tall plant that spreads fairly quickly with rhizomes. Needs support.

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