Aster macrophyllus Seeds

Big Leaf Aster Seeds

Aster macrophyllus (Big Leaf Aster) is a late summer blooming Aster that thrives in shady areas where it will attract bees and butterflies.
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HC013266
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Aster macrophyllus (Big Leaf Aster) is a late summer blooming Aster that thrives in shady areas where it will attract bees and butterflies. Spreading by rhizomes, it is a great groundcover in woodland areas and especially for holding shaded slopes. USDA zones 3-7.
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SKU
HC013266
Common Name
Big Leaf Aster Seeds
Botanical Name
Aster macrophyllus
Item Package Size
Packet
Seed Life Cycle
Perennials
Light Requirements
Half Sun / Half Shade, Full Shade
Flower Color
Purple
Bloom Time
Early - Mid Fall, Mid - Late Fall
Bloom Time
Fall
Height
60 inches
Mature Height
Up to 60" tall (5 feet)
Wildflower Mix or Specie
Species
Ships As
Seed
Ideal Region
Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, West, Southwest, Pacific Northwest
Zones
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Days To Germinate
Cold Stratification - 60 days/Regular Surface
Native To
North America
Seeds Per Pound
432000
Seeds Per Packet
200
Soil Type
Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil
Soil Moisture
Average, Well Draining
Advantages
Deer Resistant, Attract Butterflies, Bee Friendly, Great for Mass Plantings, Multiplies / Naturalizes
Ships To Canada
Yes
Planting Guides

Step-by-Step Wildflower Seed Planting Instructions

  1. Check for your last frost date and plant after this has passed. Choose a spot on your property that gets 6 or more hours of direct sun a day unless you are planting seeds for shade.
  2. Prepare your soil by clearing the area of all existing growth. Simply dig up everything that is growing, turn the soil and rake the area flat. If this is an area that has never before been gardened, you may need to till the area up to remove growth.
  3. Mix the seeds with sand* for better visibility and scatter the seeds directly on top of the soil. If you are sowing a larger area, we recommend using a seed spreader; if not, you can sow by hand.
  4. We recommend lightly compressing the seeds into the soil, making sure not to bury them. You can either walk on them, use a board or if you are sowing a larger area, rent a seed roller.
  5. Water so that the soil is moist, not soaking wet, until the seedlings are about 4-6" tall. After that, the seedlings will survive on natural rains. If you are experiencing very dry weather, we recommend watering occasionally.
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