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Aster × frikartii 'Wonder of Staffa' ('Wonder of Staffa' aster)

Aster × frikartii ‘Wonder of Staffa’ Photo/Illustration: Jerry Pavia


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Hardiness Zones: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Botanical Name: Aster × frikartii 'Wonder of Staffa' ASS-ter ex frih-KART-ee-eye Common Name: 'Wonder of Staffa' aster Synonyms: Aster × frikartii 'Wunder von Stafa' Genus: Aster
This repeat-blooming aster produces bright, 2-inch-wide, violet-blue flowers from mid-summer into fall. It grows to 3 feet tall and 1 to 2 feet wide and prefers full sun and average, well-drained soil.
Care: Situate 'Wonder of Staffa' in full sun and well-drained soil. Cut plants back by half in midspring to encourage bushiness.
Propagation:

 Divide in spring.


Problems:

 


Height 1 ft. to 3 ft.
Spread 1 ft. to 3 ft.
Growth Habit Clumps
Growth Pace Moderate Grower
Light Full Sun Only
Moisture Dry to Medium;Medium Moisture
Maintenance Moderate
Characteristics Showy Flowers
Bloom Time Early Fall; Fall; Late Fall; Late Summer; Summer
Flower Color Blue Flower; Purple/ Lavender Flower
Seasonal Interest Color, Cut Flower, Cottage Garden, Fall Interest
Type Perennials

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