Aster: Our Favorite Flowers

These bright daisy-like blooms are the stars of the late summer and fall garden.

Photo by: Shutterstock/Jacqueline Glynn

Shutterstock/Jacqueline Glynn

Asters love full sun and bloom from late summer into fall. Pictured is the cultivar Aster frikartii ‘Wunder von Stäfa’. This herbaceous perennial features dark leaves and daisy-like flowers that are violet with yellow centers. Consider using asters in containers or as border plantings; they can reach 28 inches tall. They also attract butterflies to your garden.

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