Of North American origin.
Aster subcaeruleus bears bright lavender-blue
flowers, each three inches across, with a central
orange disc on two-feet stems in June.
Aster yunnananse is of similar habit, having heliotrope
Solidaster luteus (syn. Aster hybridus luteus,
Asterago lutea) has masses of bright yellow flowers
The Michaelmas Daisies comprise garden varieties
of Aster ammellus, Aster novae-angliae, Aster
novi-belgii and the new dwarf hybrids, all September
These species vary in height from two feet in
the case of Aster amellus and from three to five
feet in the case of the novae-angliae and novi-belgii
groups, and the colour range varies from white
to shades of pink, purple, blue and violet.
The flowers vary from less than an inch to three
Aster cordifolius is tall and bears masses of
small flowers of various shades.
Aster tradescanlii likewise has small but very
abundant flowers. Aster x frikartii has large
Grows well in any normal soil, given full sun.
Propagation is by division in early spring.
The flowering season extends from June to October.
See also: Michaelmas
Daisy , Aster