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.
This drought tolerant native aster blooms in unison with goldenrod and is useful in similar applications. Plants spread by seed and rhizomes to cover hillsides where they aide in erosion control. Bright sky blue flowers appear in 6" to 18Ó long panicles, attracting several types of pollinating bees and butterflies.
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.
This showy new aster becomes completely covered with brilliant purple flowers in the fall. Forms a dense, rounded mound of dark green foliage that doesnÕt split open and presents well in containers at retail. Native asters can handle alkaline soils and are an important late season food source for pollinators. Breeder: Walters Gardens, Inc.
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
Discovered by Primrose Path Nursery as a seedling of ‘Raydon’s Favorite’, this selection bears a profusion of 1” wide, sky blue flowers about 2 weeks earlier on shorter, mounded plants. A favorite of bees and a host for the Silvery Checkerspot butterfly. This adaptable species tolerates sand and clay, drought and high pH soils.
This showy fall aster forms a large, billowy mound of aromatic foliage that becomes engulfed in quarter-sized, bright lavender flowers two weeks later than ‘October Skies’. Denser and more floriferous than the species. Tolerates heat, humidity, drought, alkaline, clay and sandy soils. Received a 5-star rating from Chicago Botanic Trials.