Aster

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.

Aster tongolensis 'Wartburgstern'
Aster tongolensis 'Wartburgstern'

East Indies Aster

A medium sized perennial with lilac flowers.

Aster tongolensis
Aster tongolensis

East Indies Aster

A medium sized perennial with lilac flowers.

Aster puniceus
Aster puniceus

Purple Stemmed Aster

A tall perennial with clusters of lilac flowers.

Aster alpinus 'Goliat'
Aster alpinus 'Goliat'

Alpine Aster

A low growing rock garden plant with lilac flowers.