Aster 'Wood's Light Blue' Description
Compact trouble-free aster will bring blue daisy charm & pollinators in the late summer perennial garden when little else is in bloom!
Aster 'Wood's Light Blue' is a charming, compact, mound forming drought proof ground cover for sun
There is nothing like the cheerful nature of asters to bright up the fading garden of summer while attracting bees, butterflies & other pollinators. Wood's Light Blue is truly one of the best asters bred for compact habit, beautiful blooms, long flowering period, heavy flowering & disease free foliage.
Asters form woody clumps with new shoots rising from the base of previous years flowering stems. Flowering sprays of hundreds of medium blue daisy like flowers with gold centers bloom so profusely they smother the disease-free foliage! Unlike older types of taller asters which often flop over or needs staking, Wood's Light blue compact form stays handsome growing only 12-18" high and wide.
How to Grow. Aster appreciate a sunny site and will tolerant dappled shade. Adaptable to either sand or clay, high heat and humidity. Cut plants back after they bloom in late fall.
Garden Design Create a daisy chain by combining different daisy type blooming perennials together. For example, the combination of larger blooming Black-eyed Susan scale well to the small blooms of asters. If you've deadheaded Shasta daisy, this will still be blooming in the fall. Other possibilities include Coreopsis and coneflowers .
Excellent for landscaping around the front entryway to add color to fall outdoor decorating with pumpkins and gourds. Combine with Pennisetum Little Bunny for a charming duo or other late season perennials such as Sedum Autumn Joy, or long blooming Roses.
Features: Blooms first year, Butterfly lovers, 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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Normal, Sandy, Clay
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- Height x width:
12-18" x 12-18"
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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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