Aster oblongifolius Dream of Beauty
Dream of Beauty Fragrant Aster
Details12" tall x 24" wide (cutting propagated). Aster 'Dream of Beauty' is a superb high plains native. Introduced in 1960 by the visionary Great Plains plantsman Claude Barr for its vigorous, low-spreading habit and amazing fall display of sugar-pink flowers with burnt orange centers. Growing in a wide range of soil types, including clay, 'Dream of Beauty' spreads to form a dense carpet of flowers and foliage; so give it room! Wonderful planted with native grasses like 'Blaze' Little Bluestem, or Panicum 'Dallas Blues.'
|Common Name||Dream of Beauty Fragrant Aster|
|Botanical Name||Aster oblongifolius Dream of Beauty|
|Zones||5, 6, 7, 8, 9|
|Light Requirements||Full Sun, Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade|
|Flower Color||Pink, Orange|
|Mature Height||12" tall|
|Mature Spread||24" wide|
|Bloom Time||Early summer to mid fall|
|Ships As||Potted Plant|
|Soil Type||Sandy Soil, Average Soil|
|Amount of Rain||20 to 30", 30 to 40", 40 to 50"|
|Advantages||Extended Bloom Time (more than 4 weeks), Attract Butterflies|
|Ideal Region||Anywhere In The US|
|Neonicotinoid-Free||Yes - Learn More|
|Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada||No|
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USDA Hardiness Planting Zones
To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.
- If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
- If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).
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