Aster Kickin® 'Lilac Blue' Description
- Fab native perennial for fall color
- Covered with cute blue-purple daisy flowers
- Disease resistant and long blooming
- Keeps its neat habit without pruning, pinching, or trimming
- Ideal for native plant, pollinator, and flower gardens
Features: Blooms first year, Attracts pollinators, Disease resistant, Easy care, Fall color, Pest resistant, Rabbit resistant, Season extender
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- Botanical name:
Aster 'Wood's Light Blue'
- Common name:
Aster, Michaelmas Daisy
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- Soil type:
Normal, Sandy, Clay
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- Height x width:
12-18" x 12-18"
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- Foliage color:
- Bloom season:
Accent, Alpine and rock, Border, Container gardening, Cottage gardening, Edging, Ground cover, Massing, Rock garden, Small spaces, Under planting,
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Soil: Average soil. Very tolerant. Richer soils will generally yield taller plants. Light: partial to full sun
Water: Needs 1 inch weekly. Water more often in extreme heat. Some asters are moisture-sensitive; if your plants have too much moisture or too little moisture, they will often lose their lower foliage or not flower well. Keep an eye out for any stressed plants and try a different watering method if your plants are losing flowers.
Spacing: 1-1.5 ft apart
Fertilizing: Light application of slow release fertilizer at time of planting and every spring should be more than adequate.
Winterizing: Cut asters back in winter after the foliage has died. Avoid wet overwintering conditions.
Maintenance & pruning: Pinch back and divide like mums for best display. General rule of thumb is to pinch until 4th of July and not after. Pinching yields better branching and more flowers. Can be divided every 2-3 years in spring. Remove spent flowers to prevent reseeding.
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