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Aster 'Dragon Improved'

Dragon Improved produces lovely lavender buds that develop in the fall and eventually turn into a light blue daisy-like flower with a yellow center. It is a beautiful choice for late summer and fall color. 


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 create 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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Great Companions

(Aster 'Puff')
Mum Mum (Chrysanthemum Elena Gold )

Characteristics & Attributes

Attributes
Edging
Focal Point
Mass Planting
Border or Bed
Container
Exposure
Sun
Foliage Color
Green
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Fall
Soil Moisture Preference
Average
Moist
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