Aster


A unique cascading, densely branched selection with strong, almost woody stems that are completely covered in small, bridal white flowers late in the season. Beneficial insects and other pollinators adore its blooms. This tough plant is drought and salt tolerant and resistant to powdery mildew. Breeder: Dr. Jim Ault


An excellent fall container crop to sell with anemones and grasses. Lilac blue flowers with gold centers blanket the low, compact mound of bright green foliage that is resistant to rust and powdery mildew. A great late season food source for pollinators, but typically not favored by deer.


Less fussy about soil moisture, this native aster is best planted at the edge of a woodland or en masse in naturalized settings. Airy, cascading stems are covered with small, pale blue flowers with yellow centers. A great late season food source for pollinators, but typically not favored by deer. Introduced by: Mt. Cuba Center


Native to open woods, this shade-loving, spreading aster is perfectly paired with ferns and sedges. White, star-shaped flowers with yellow to red centers pop against the black stems, forming an airy cloud late in the season. A great late season food source for pollinators, but typically not favored by deer.


Ranked highest in trials by introducer Mt. Cuba Center, this prolific, fall-blooming aster produces airy sprays of lavender blue flowers with yellow centers on arching branches. Perfectly clean foliage makes it easy for growers and gardeners alike. Pinch in early summer to promote denser habit and fuller finished plants.


Our top-selling aster. Prized for its compact habit that looks great in containers and deep purple flowers in fall. An early summer pinching will promote an even more compact habit. A great late season food source for pollinators, but typically not favored by deer. Introduced by: Mt. Cuba Center