Superstar Aster Collection

Our Superstar Aster Collection is an easy solution for late summer to fall color. Native Asters are important late-season food sources for bees and butterflies, including Monarchs. Featuring five varieties of Asters for an array of colors and varying heights, this collection will refresh the garden with late season flowers, just as summer’s blooms begin to fade. Collection of 5 plants. (Symphyotrichum)
Zones4 - 8
Bee Friendly
Attract Butterflies
Attract Birds
Deer Resistant
Great For Mass Plantings
Extended Bloom Time (more than 4 weeks)
Easy To Grow
Low Maintenance
Good For Cut Flowers
Good For Erosion Control
Rabbit Resistant
Adds Texture
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Water Tolerance
Moderate Rainfall
Mature Height Varies:
Raydon's Favorite:24-36" tall
First Snow: 20-24" tall
Honeysong Pink: 30-36" tall
Professor Kippenberg: 16-24" tall
Bluebird: 36-48" tall
Mature SpreadVaries:
Raydon's Favorite:12-24" wide
First Snow: 24-36" wide
Honeysong Pink: 24-30" wide
Professor Kippenberg: 18-24" wide
Bluebird: 24-36" wide
Bloom TimeMid summer to late fall
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Item Package SizeCollection of 5

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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Become a pollinator hero with our Superstar Aster Collection. Asters (Symphyotrichum) are versatile and easy to grow in perennial gardens and naturalized meadow-style plantings. As a nectar-and-pollen-rich food source pollinators, they provide some of the season’s last food for pollinators. Bluebird Aster showers the garden with sky blue flowers. Create a spectacular Aster border by planting the taller plants in the back, graduating to mid-size with the short growers along the front. Mix in some autumn-flowering Salvia, Echinacea (Coneflower) Coreopsis, and Monarda (Bee Balm) for an easy-care, colorful, long-blooming garden. Plant in average soil in a sunny location with consistent watering. As they establish, they will become more drought tolerant. Divide in spring every 3 years to reinvigorate the plants.

The Superstar Aster Collection Includes 5 plants, covering approximately 8-12 square feet when planted together:

Plants are subject to change due to availability. If we make substitutions, we feature plants with similar attributes suitable to the collection design. No planting map included.

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Item Package Size
Collection of 5
Common Name
Superstar Aster Collection
4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Light Requirements
Full Sun, Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Flower Color
Pink, Blue, Purple, White
Mature Height
Raydon's Favorite:24-36" tall
First Snow: 20-24" tall
Honeysong Pink: 30-36" tall
Professor Kippenberg: 16-24" tall
Bluebird: 36-48" tall
Mature Spread
Raydon's Favorite:12-24" wide
First Snow: 24-36" wide
Honeysong Pink: 24-30" wide
Professor Kippenberg: 18-24" wide
Bluebird: 24-36" wide
Bloom Time
Mid summer to late fall
Ships As
Potted Plant
Soil Type
Average Soil, Sandy Soil, Clay Soil, Well-Drained Soil
Soil Moisture
Bee Friendly, Attract Butterflies, Attract Birds, Deer Resistant, Native, Great For Mass Plantings, Extended Bloom Time (more than 4 weeks), Easy To Grow, Low Maintenance, Good For Cut Flowers, Good For Erosion Control, Rabbit Resistant, Adds Texture
Special Groups
High Country Gardens Exclusive
Ideal Region
Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, West, Southwest, Pacific Northwest
Planting Time
Spring / Summer, Fall
Neonicotinoid Free
Native To
North America
Item Unit Of Measure
Ships To Canada
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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Zone 2Shipping begins the week of May 15th, 2023
Zone 3Shipping begins the week of May 15th, 2023
Zone 4Shipping begins the week of May 15th, 2023
Zone 5Shipping begins the week of May 1st, 2023
Zone 6Shipping begins the week of April 17th, 2023
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Zone 8Shipping begins the week of April 3rd, 2023
Zone 9Shipping begins the week of April 3rd, 2023
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