Aster alpinus

Dwarf Alpine Aster

Big, gorgeous lavender-pink daisies cover the tight rosettes of fuzzy leaves in late spring-early summer.
Zones4 - 7
Advantages
Easy To Grow
Attract Butterflies
Bee Friendly
Native
Good Rockgarden Or Alpine Plant
Annual Rainfall
10 to 20"
20 to 30"
30 to 40"
Mature Height12" tall
Mature Spread6-12" wide
Bloom TimeLate spring to early summer
ShippingNow shipping to zones 2-10.
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SizePlant - 2.5" Pot
SKUHC014462

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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12" tall x 6-12" wide. Big, gorgeous lavender-pink daisies cover the tight rosettes of fuzzy leaves in late spring-early summer. A beloved species from the European Alps and Spanish Pyrenees, it's easy-to-grow and very showy. Low fertility, well-drained soil. Plant with Diascia.
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SKUHC014462
Item Package Size
Plant - 2.5" Pot
Common Name
Dwarf Alpine Aster
Botanical Name
Aster alpinus
Zones
4, 5, 6, 7
Flower Color
Pink
Mature Height
12" tall
Mature Spread
6-12" wide
Bloom Time
Late spring to early summer
Ships As
Potted Plant
Soil Type
Low Fertility Soil, Well-Drained Soil
Soil Moisture
Average
Amount Of Rain
10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40"
Advantages
Easy To Grow, Attract Butterflies, Bee Friendly, Native, Good Rockgarden Or Alpine Plant
Ideal Region
Anywhere In The US, Hot Desert
Planting Time
Spring / Summer, Fall
Ships To Canada
No
Planting Guides
Growing Aster (Aster)
These are late summer/fall blooming native wildflowers that are easy-to-grow and provide an ample late season nectar supply for butterflies and bees. As such, they are an indispensible perennial for late season color and for feeding migrating Monarchs. Asters are resistant to browsing rabbits.

    Preferred growing conditions:
  • They grow well in most any type of soil including clay.
  • Mulch with common mulching materials as well as gravel when planted in a xeriscape.
  • Most do well with regular irrigation to keep the soil moderately moist. Some species are more xeric.
  • Plant in full sun or part sun. Some varieties will stretch in too much shade
  • Just a few handfuls of compost and Yum Yum Mix in the planting hole is enough. Don't plant into a rich, highly amended soil.
  • Special comments:
  • Species that spread to form wide growing clumps can be divided in mid-spring.
  • Garden Care:
  • Fertilize in the fall with Yum Yum Mix and good quality compost.
  • Deadheading is not necessary, but will reduce re-seeding of seed-grown varieties.
  • Leave standing over the winter months and cut back hard to 1 to 2" above the ground.
  • If foliage becomes affected with mildew at the end of the growing season, cut back to the ground and remove the leaves/stems to the compost pile or trash.

  • View more Planting Guides, or download our complete Planting Guide for tips on caring for your plants when you receive your order, as well as planting instructions for Perennials, Spring-Planted Bulbs, Fall-Planted Bulbs, Cacti & Succulents, Xeric Plants and more.
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