Aster oblongifolius Dream of Beauty

Dream of Beauty Fragrant Aster

Pink and Orange Aster oblongifolius Dream of Beauty, Aster oblongifolius Dream of Beauty, Dream of Beauty Fragrant Aster

Dream of Beauty' is an heirloom Aster introduced by the late, great prairie plantsman, Claude Barr. Blooming in early fall, the sugar-pink flowers cover the plant with hundreds of blooms. Give it plenty of room to spread.

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Zones 5 - 9
Extended Bloom Time (more than 4 weeks)
Attract Butterflies
Attract Butterflies
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Annual Rainfall
20 to 30", 30 to 40", 40 to 50"
Bloom Time Early summer to mid fall
Shipping Shipping begins in early September, coldest zones first. Buy now and we'll ship your order at the ideal planting time for your region. Learn More…
Size Plant - 5" deep pot
SKU 23530


12" 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.'
SKU 23530
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
Native Yes
Planting Time Fall
Soil Type Sandy Soil, Average Soil
Soil Moisture Average
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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