'Wonder of Staffa' aster

Aster  × frikartii 'Wonder of Staffa'

Photo/Illustration: 
Jerry Pavia
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'Wonder of Staffa' aster (Aster  × frikartii 'Wonder of Staffa')
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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: 

 

Overview

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
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
Type
Perennials

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