Bushy Aster, Hardy Aster

Aster dumosus 'Wood's Pink'

Photo/Illustration: 
Courtesy of Bluestone Perennials
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Bushy Aster, Hardy Aster (Aster dumosus 'Wood's Pink')
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Synonyms:  Symphyotrichum dumosum 'Wood's Pink',
Genus:  Aster

This is a short-growing aster has creeping rootstocks and pink, daisy-like flowers with yellow centers. It can be used on steep slopes for erosion control.

Care: 

Likes well-drained soil. Divide in early spring.

Propagation: 

By division.

Problems: 

This cultivar has a high resistance to mildew and rust.

Overview

Height
1 ft. to 3 ft.
Spread
1 ft. to 3 ft.
Growth Habit
Spreads
Growth Pace
Moderate Grower
Light
Full Sun Only
Moisture
Medium Moisture
Maintenance
Low
Characteristics
Attracts Bees,
Attracts Butterflies,
Attracts Song Birds
Bloom Time
Early Fall,
Fall,
Late Summer,
Summer
Uses
Beds and Borders,
Ground Covers,
Slopes and Hillsides
Seasonal Interest
Fall Interest
Type
Perennials

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