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Aster asperulus
Aster asperulus
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Aster asperulus

Himalayan Fall Aster

USDA Zone: 4-9

Plant number: 1.085.030

This is a species of Aster just recently introduced, native to the Himalayas. It forms a low, bushy mound of large heart-shaped green leaves, bearing sprays of good-sized mauve-blue daisies in late summer and autumn. Nice near the front of a border, or in mixed containers. Appreciates moist, rich soil. Easily increased by dividing in the spring. Attracts butterflies. Performance in cold regions has not been determined yet: quite possibly hardy to Zone 4 or colder.

Further details for
Aster asperulus

Optimal Growing
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Full Sun or
  Partial Shade
Soil Type
  Sandy or
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
Soil Moisture
  Average or
Care Level
Flower Colour
  Deep Blue
Blooming Time
  Late Summer
  Early Fall
  Mid Fall
Foliage Color
  Deep Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Attracts Butterflies
  Attracts Hummingbirds
  Cut Flower
  Deer Resistant
  Drought Tolerant
  Rabbit Resistant
   30-45 cm
   12-18 inches
   25-30 cm
   10-12 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate
Disclaimer: This information is presented for reference only. This plant is not currently part of our Heritage Perennials lineup.