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Aster Magic 'Purple'

Aster

Purple Magic is a beautiful choice for late summer and fall color. Purple Magic blossoms lovely purple florets with a yellow center disk. It is a late flowering plant with a medium growing intensity and a compact habit.

Height

18-24 Inches

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Spread

18-24 Inches

Homeowner Growing
& Maintenance Tips

Asters are an easy to grow perennial that grow well in average soils, but prefer moist well-drained soil in full sun. They will tolerate light shading.  They grow approximately 20” in height. These lovely plants form broad bushy clumps, so they should be planted 18-24” apart. Mature clumps should be divided every 3-4 years in the early spring or late fall, once flowering has finished. For great results, pinch back the top 6-8” at least once during the summer, prior to mid-July, to create a bushier plant and to prolong the fall bloom. A common problem with asters is that they oftentimes acquire a powdery mildew. To prevent this, plant your asters in a sunny spot with good air circulation.    

 

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Interesting Notes

Aster is a Greek word and refers to "star-like" flower. Because of their nice fragrance, there’s a chance bees will buzz-z-z-z around your Aster. So, please, bee-e-e-e careful!  Asters are Perenniels, but if you want them back next season, their chances increase if planted in the ground rather than left in a container! Mulch in Winter for extra protection from harsh weather!

USDA Hardiness Zone 4-8

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Characteristics & Attributes

Attracts Wildlife
Butterflies
Attributes
Mass Planting
Container
Edging
Focal Point
Fragrant
Border or Bed
Purchase Size(s):
8"
6"
Critter Resistance
Deer Resistant
Exposure
Sun
Foliage Color
Green
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Fall
Soil Moisture Preference
Average
Moist
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