Alpine Aster

Aster alpinus 'Dunkle Shone' (Dark Beauty)

  • Low-growing ground cover with green foliage
  • Violet-blue flowers
  • Short-lived perennial, sustaining itself through self-seeding
  • Fluffy seed heads appear after the flowers are finished
  • Suitable for rock gardens or front borders
  • Cultivar of the native Aster alpinus
  • Bloom Time: Late spring throughout the summer

ZONE:
5

COLOUR:
Violet

HEIGHT:
20-25 cm

SPREAD:
20-30 cm

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Growing and Maintenance Tips:


Grow in a moderately fertile, average to dry, well-drained soil, in full sun or light shade. Alpine asters may develop foliar diseases if placed in hot, humid sites with poor air circulation. They flourish in cooler summers. 

Characteristics & Attributes


SOIL MOISTURE:
Average to Dry Soils
GROWTH RATE:
Medium
FLOWERING TIME:
Summer
Lt. Spr-Sum
HABIT:
Compact
FOLIAGE COLOR:
Green
LANDSCAPE USES:
Border/edging