Aster alpinus

Alpine Aster

Offering masses of daisy-like blooms, use plants from this large, diverse group for formal borders, and rock and natural gardens. The low-growing Alpine Aster blooms in spring. More common types are hybrids of New York Aster, which bloom in late summer and fall when many perennials are finished. Best in full sun, but partial shade in hot southern climates. Feed sparingly to avoid lush growth susceptible to mildew and diseases. All Aster frikartii varieties are somewhat resistant to mildew. Plant in well-drained soil to avoid root rot. For bushier plants with more flowers where growing season is long, pinch back in spring when shoots are 6 inches and later in early summer. Divide plants at least every other year before flowering decreases and inner shoots of clumps lose vigor. Replant only healthy outer divisions.
Aster alpinus, Alpine Aster
Native to high mountains, it likes cool climates and cold winters to produce 2-inch wide white flowers. Good in rock gardens. Needs excellent drainage. Easy from seed.

Attributes - Aster alpinus

Plant Type: Perennial

Bloom Season: Late Spring through Early Summer

Flower Color: White

Foliage: Deciduous

Height: 8 in. to 1 ft.

Width: 1 ft.

Sunlight: Full Sun

Climate: Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

Notes: Susceptible to Aphids, Beetles, Black Spot, Powdery Mildew, Rust.

Related Plants

Aster 'Royal Opal', Aster 'Snow Flurry', Aster frikartii 'Monch', Aster lateriflorus, Aster novae-angliae 'Alma Potschke', Aster novae-angliae 'Barr's Pink', Aster novae-angliae 'Harrington's Pink', Aster novae-angliae 'Treasure', Aster novi-belgii 'Alert', Aster novi-belgii 'Alice Haslam', Aster novi-belgii 'Fellowship', Aster novi-belgii 'Professor A. Kippenburg', Aster tongolensis 'Wartbug Star'
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