7 most popular types of perennial asters and how to grow them
The main feature of mono bouquets is the skillful combination of plants of the same species. Perennial aster, impressive with a variety of shapes and shades of inflorescences, is ideal for these purposes. She can revive the garden at any time of the year.
Perennial plants look great against the background of noble conifers and ornamental shrubs. Low-growing asters are more suitable for framing garden paths and ridges. They can be used to decorate window openings in gazebos, roofs of terraces and even brides' hairstyles. It is only necessary to remove drooping stems in time and spray the flowers with water and lemon juice at least twice a day.
In nature, there are about 600 species of shrub asters. Each of them differs in the structure of the stems, the diameter of the inflorescences and the timing of budding. Autumn asters can be found in the central and southern regions of Russia. Perennials predominate in the middle zone of the country. The main features of these varieties are:
- straight branched stems;
- reed and tubular petals;
- dark green leaves, in harmony with inflorescences of scarlet, purple, pink and blue shades;
- baskets of different diameters (from 2 to 8 cm) - the advantage of bush asters;
- reproduction by seeds and division;
- good resistance to low temperatures.
Early varieties delight with flowering until mid-summer. Late - until the first frost.
Video "Reproduction of a perennial aster by dividing a bush"
From this video you will learn how to properly propagate a perennial aster by dividing a bush.
Most popular varieties
Branched bushes of curb asters reach a height of 35–40 cm. The plant is not afraid of frost and develops well in the open field. A characteristic feature of this species are spherical flowers of pink shades.
The diameter of the flower rosettes varies from 4 to 7 cm. In the shape of the petals, the plant resembles a chamomile. The only difference is the soft purple shade of the inflorescences, symbolizing repentance and inspiration. The plant blooms from late May to mid-November. Fragrant species with orange heads can brighten the front of your yard.
If you need a low hedge that delimits the recreation area and work in the country, it is better to pay attention to the Alpine beauty with blue or pink inflorescences. The list of the most popular varieties is headed by Rosea, Ruber, Superbus and the lord of summer Goliath.
With a rather strict form of the bush, the plant stands out favorably against the background of other lush-flowering relatives. It is distinguished by thin pubescent shoots, dense leaves and rather voluminous inflorescences. The shrubs often reach a height of 60 cm, and their dense branching helps to maintain neat hemispherical shapes.
Renewal buds in most species are at ground level. Seed ripening occurs from early June until October. One inflorescence contains from 12 to 15 flowers. Leaves with slightly pointed tops lend a special charm to symmetrical bouquets. If you want to create a pyramid-shaped Biedermeier, it is better to use Italian asters with lanceolate leaves. This refers to the Kobold and Rosea varieties.
These are lush shrubs with numerous inflorescences. They reach a height of 75–80 cm, which is especially important for the original design of a front garden or rockery. Flowers with a dark brown center are a feature of the species. These plants are not afraid of temperature extremes, so they can be grown in almost any region of the country.
Bessarabian aster adjoins well with marigolds, geraniums and phlox. In a bouquet it can be combined with roses, freesias and alstroemerias. The flowering period lasts several months - from early summer to mid-autumn. With proper care, the species can exist for a long time in clay pots and hanging planters.
The plant shows good resistance to fungal diseases, so the use of biofungicides is not necessary. Other advantages of this variety include large semi-double inflorescences and strong shoots. The minimum height of the shrub is 120 cm, the maximum is 190 cm. In both cases, excellent hedges are obtained, with the help of which you can not only hide from the prying eyes of others, but also divide the backyard territory into several functional zones.
The plant belongs to the group of annuals, so planting is carried out at least 2 times a year. Low bushes up to 50 cm are ideal for decorating garden paths, curbs and front gardens. If you need to decorate the area near an artificial fountain, there is no better option.
Strong flower stalks from 35 to 40 cm long serve as the basis for creating festive bouquets. Lush heads look good against the background of decorative sunflowers, daisies and roses. It is better to use purple, blue, pink and white asters to decorate banquet halls. In combination with satin ribbons, chiffon bows and rhinestones, they warm up the atmosphere of family happiness and romance.
Flowering begins in early autumn and lasts until the end of November. With proper care, this period can really be extended until mid-December. A characteristic feature of the variety is the fluffy inflorescences and the ligulate shape of the petals. As for the color of the flowers, they can be red, pink, blue, occasionally yellow and purple.
The plant takes root well outdoors and is ideal for room beauty lovers. Terry asters are propagated mainly by seed. They are undemanding to the place of growth, but they develop better in medium loamy soils.
A feature of the species is a powerful root system that gives life to numerous shoots. Single-cut leaves, like an upper decoration, envelop the graceful body of a lush coquette. Red, but mostly blue flowers are collected in corymbose inflorescences with a diameter of 2-4 cm.
Shrub asters are unpretentious to care for. Most varieties are not afraid of drought and frost. If we talk about their compatibility with other plants in the front garden, they coexist well with begonias and junipers. Miniature Alice Haslam blooms in spring, while Jenny and Blau Lagoon plants bloom from June to September.
Perennial asters do not tolerate high humidity, so they should not be planted in a lowland. Heat-loving species develop better in sunlit areas. Before boarding, it is important:
- weed out the weeds;
- dig up the ground well, reaching a 35-centimeter depth;
- treat the wells with a solution of potassium permanganate to prevent the reproduction of insect pests;
- add dolomite flour to the soil, which prevents nitrogen starvation of plants.
Fresh seeds should be applied to open ground in September or at the end of April. As soon as the seedlings get stronger, they can be transplanted to another, now permanent place.
Most perennials are moisture-loving plants. But this does not mean that they need to be watered day and night. The optimal interval between watering is 2-3 weeks, and in conditions of frequent rains - from 25 to 30 days. Asters are recommended to huddle long before flowering. This is necessary to strengthen the root system. In order for perennials to please with magnificent forms until the end of the entire generative period, it is important to cut off dried flowers in a timely manner.
Plants can overwinter outdoors. To do this, you need to remove their above-ground part, and cover the flower bed itself with a dense layer of mown grass or straw. Ammonium nitrate, mullein and calcium sulfate are useful as top dressing.
Asters are not pruned before flowering. This can be done only before the wintering of perennials.
Popular types and varieties of asters
- Annual Chinese Aster (Callistephus Chinese)
- Alpine aster
- Italian aster
- Siberian aster
- Tatar aster
- Kind of asters Needle
- Needle aster varieties
- Kind of asters Laplat
- Aster varieties Laplat
- Kind of asters Dwarf royal
- Varieties of dwarf asters
- Chrysanthus asters
- Chrysanthemum asters varieties
- Peony asters
- Varieties of peony asters
- Varieties of different types of asters
Beauties-asters are the main decoration of each flower bed, since it is these excellent flowers that abundantly and for a long time delight with their flowering. The family of asters is so large that it is difficult to list all the species and varieties that combine all these plants, so we present to your attention the most common and most common species and varieties, both annual and perennial asters.
"Oktyabrins", or "perennial autumn asters" is a collective concept and includes several genera: aster, symphiotrichum, sunflower, eurybia and some others.
Simfiotrichum New England 'Rudelsburg'
Most of the "Oktyabrins" are known symphiotrichum — from. New English and c. new belgian... The first is distinguished by a purple-pink palette of flowers that appear in late summer and delight the eye until frost. Erect bushes with thick woody stems, depending on the variety, can reach from 50 to 180 cm in height. Inflorescences are located at the tops of the peduncles.
Symfiotrichum New England 'Rosa Sieger'
The second blooms at about the same time and colors the fall in shades of white, pink, purple, blue, lilac and purple. There are varieties with a height of 50 to 120 cm, in bloom they all look very impressive, because at least half of each stem is covered with flowers.
Low-growing hybrids are most often referred to as shrub symphiotrichum - outwardly they look like s. New Belgian, but the height of dense ball bushes is only 20 to 40 cm.
Important: the last two species are actively spreading with the help of stolons.
Symphiotrichum bokoflower grows not so fast and rarely has time to bloom before snow. But even in the buds, the branchy bushes look good, and if small white flowers nevertheless open, then it seems that a cloud has fallen into the flower garden. Unlike most asters, in which the center of the "chamomile" is yellow, with. side-flowered, it quickly becomes reddish-pink. The height of the varieties is from 60 to 120 cm, there are cultivars with purple foliage - they are good without flowers throughout the season.
Another small-flowered late blooming species - symphiotrichum heather - has narrow needle-like foliage and a spreading bush. The flowers are white or with a pink blush. Varieties reach 90-120 cm in height.
Cleansing sunflower in gardens it is represented by the variety 'Nanus' with a rounded hemispherical bush up to 50 cm in height. Small lilac-blue flowers appear from late August to October. Resistant to powdery mildew.
Cleansing sunflower 'Nana'
Bushes eurybia spread out, grow up to 60 cm in height. Small white flowers appear in abundance on brown peduncles from late August.
Heat-loving astram (A. Italian and A. Frikarta)blooming from the second half of July to October, you need to allocate the sunniest place with fertile soil. The flowers are large, in a blue-violet range, bushes up to 60 cm tall.
Italian aster 'Forncett Flourish'
Tatar aster can bloom at the end of August and blooms until frost. The flowers are large, bluish-lilac, on the tops of long peduncles - they are from 1.5 m in height.
Rhizomes grow very quickly, which leads to thickening. Flowers that have been growing in one place for many years gradually become smaller, the stems become thin, the flowering weakens. Therefore, after 5-6 years, it is recommended to plant the culture.
The plant is propagated: by dividing rhizomes and bush, green cuttings, seeds.
- Seed propagation is not the best way to grow a crop, since seedlings grow weak and it is difficult to achieve the formation of a good bush. Sowing seeds in the fall, seedlings appear in the spring of next year.
- Division of the bush and rhizomes. It is the best breeding method.
Please note: Late flowering (autumn) varieties are transplanted (divided) in spring, and early and middle (summer) varieties in early spring.
Very often, when digging up, the bush itself breaks up into several parts. When dividing rhizomes, one must pay attention that the seedling has at least one bud with several roots. Divided seedlings should be planted immediately in their permanent location.
Tall species with a distance of 60x100 cm, undersized - 30x55 cm. The plant grows rather quickly, forming strong bushes. A tall culture must be tied to a support.
- Propagation by cuttings. We cut off the grown young shoots on cuttings in May-June, immediately plant them in a prepared light permeable soil for rooting. A powerful root system in cuttings is formed by autumn. Before the first wintering, it is necessary to mulch the soil with humus or peat at the base of the plants.
Post-flowering care for annual and perennial asters
After flowering, the seeds ripen, they are collected and sent for storage, carefully signing the bags. The remains of the green mass are cut off and thrown into the compost heap.
The land where the annual plantings of this year were located is dug up, fertilized with humus and peat, and mineral fertilizing is added.
Around the perennial asters, the soil is loosened, removing the last weeds, then less frost-resistant varieties are covered with mulch or spruce branches.
Perennial asters - all about planting, care and growing outdoors
These flowers are light-requiring, prefer light and non-acidic fertile soils. Otherwise, they are unpretentious and do not require painstaking care. We will tell you how to independently grow perennial asters from seeds and take care of them.
In total, there are about 500 species of perennial asters. The leaves of this plant are lanceolate and dark green in color. The inflorescences are baskets with a diameter of about 5 cm. The flowers can be simple, semi-double or double in shape.
Popular types and varieties of perennial asters
Only some species are grown in culture:
- Spring (early flowering) - Alpine and Anders asters
- Summer (mid-flowering) - Italian asters, stone-leaved, Frikara
- Autumn (late flowering) - heather asters (good varieties Finale, Schneegitter, Lady in Black), shrub (popular varieties Rudelsburg, Heinz Richard, Alice Haslam, Blau Lagune, Krishna, Schneekissen), New England (the most common varieties Barrs blue and Rudelsburg), New Belgian (varieties are suitable for growing in the middle lane Marie Ballard, Mont Blanc, Jenny).
Features of the reproduction of perennial asters
Seedlings of late-flowering perennial asters are planted in spring, and early-flowering ones in autumn. Alpine aster is most often grown from seeds.
Alpine aster bears fruit in July-September
The rest of the perennial asters are propagated mainly by green cuttings (in May-June) or by dividing the bush. In March, they dig up the bushes, cut them into pieces with a sharp knife, while each of them should have enough young roots and stems, after which the delenki are planted.
Perennial asters can also be propagated by layering: before the buds swell, the height of the bushes is brought to 15-20 cm by pruning, the layering is provided with high-quality watering, the shoots are separated in autumn.
In one place, perennial asters grow up to 6 years old, but it should be borne in mind that with seed reproduction they bloom only in the second year.
How to collect aster seeds
To collect seeds, leave the first few formed inflorescences. Please note that the harvest period begins 40-60 days after the beginning of flowering.Therefore, it is often difficult to collect seeds from late-flowering asters, because in autumn frosts often occur, from which flowers die with unripe seeds. In this case, the heads of the asters are cut off in the fall before the cold snap and laid out at home on the windowsill. Unfortunately, however, these seeds often lose their germination.
In the fall, it is better to dig up a plant bush, plant it in a spacious pot and then grow it at home at a temperature of 16-20 ° C in a well-lit place. When the inflorescences wilt, and their center darkens and becomes covered with white fluff, the flower is cut, wrapped in paper and placed in a warm and dry place. Seeds are stored for no more than 2 years.
Growing asters from seeds
Seeds of perennial asters are sown in a sunny area in open ground before winter (in November, frozen ground or in snow in December) or in spring (in May). In this case, the seeds are buried into the soil by no more than 0.5 cm. Seedlings appear in spring with the onset of warmth. For spring sowing, this process can be accelerated by first germinating the seeds in a damp cloth.
The seedlings are looked after in the usual way until the fall: the soil is loosened superficially, watered in a timely manner, weeds are removed and fed several times per season with complex mineral fertilizer.
In the fall, seedlings of perennial asters are transplanted to a permanent place in the garden (it should be sunny). In this case, the site is prepared 2-3 weeks before planting.
The best predecessors for asters are marigolds and calendula, and unwanted ones are tulips, gladioli, Shabo cloves, levkoy, potatoes, tomatoes.
Soil for perennial asters
The soil on the site should be light, fertile and not acidic. Astra does not like dampness and stagnant water, otherwise the roots will rot. The soil should be well air and water permeable and not cake. Sod land with the addition of coarse sand and vermiculite is suitable. But it is better not to use compost and humus. Before planting flowers, the soil is spilled with a dark pink solution of potassium permanganate or Fitosporin-M.
Sowing seeds of perennial asters for seedlings
With the seedling method, perennial aster seedlings are grown in the same way as an annual one. Sowing is carried out in the second half of March - early April. Naked seeds are lowered into cassettes or a small container with fertile soil in pre-made grooves to a depth of 0.5 cm. The container is covered with plastic wrap or a plastic lid and kept in a well-lit room at a temperature of 18-22 ° C.
Seedlings usually appear after 3-5 days. After that, the container is opened slightly and, if necessary, the soil is moistened with a spray bottle. During the day, seedlings are kept at a temperature of about 20 ° C, and at night - at 15-17 ° C. The place should be light (let's go to a window sill) and well ventilated.
In the phase of three true leaves, the seedlings dive - they are seated in separate small cups or cassettes.
10-12 days after the pick, the asters are fed with ammonium nitrate (1 g per 1 l of water). After another 2 weeks, 1.5 g of ammonium nitrate, 1.5 g of potassium sulfate and 3 g of superphosphate are added to the soil. Fertilizers are diluted in 1 liter of water.
Planting an aster in open ground
When the seedlings reach a height of 7 cm and each plant has 5-7 true leaves, asters are transplanted into open ground. But 1-2 weeks before transplanting, the seedlings should be hardened. To do this, they are periodically taken out onto the balcony for a while.
Seedlings are transplanted in cloudy weather or early in the morning and then shaded. Strong and squat plants do not deeply deepen, and the elongated ones are sprinkled with soil to the lower leaves.
When planting seedlings, it is useful to add a handful of wood ash to each hole.
Plants are located at a sufficient distance from each other: between large asters, it should be at least 80 cm, between medium - 50 cm, and between small - 30 cm.
2 weeks after planting in the ground, asters are fed with a complex mineral fertilizer, but without nitrogen. The next top dressing with the same fertilizer is carried out during budding.
Perennial asters are watered in a timely manner, but it is important that water does not fall on the leaves. After each watering, the soil is shallowly loosened.
Plants are able to hibernate without shelter, but in regions with snowless and frosty winters, it is better to mulch young asters with peat or cover them with spruce branches.
Observing these growing rules, in the second year after sowing, you can easily get a beautiful bouquet of asters. From medium-sized bushes, spectacular flower hedges can be formed. Dwarf plants are good for highlighting the outline of flower beds, lawns and borders. Groups of perennial asters of large varieties will be an excellent background for clumps of small perennials.
The most numerous representatives of Callistephus Chinese are annuals. Asters have about 300 varieties of various colors and sizes. This category includes both early flowering and autumn ones. Aster varieties correctly selected in the flowerbed will create a visual picture of constant flowering.
Perennial low-growing ones are used in the design of park areas. Tall plants are practically not used in the design of city flower beds and recreation areas; these asters are the owners of personal plots. Most of the varieties belong to the highly growing crops of the autumn flowering period, which lasts until the first frost.
Perennial asters reproduce by dividing the bush and seeds sown in the ground. Seedlings, as a rule, are not cultivated. They bloom in one area for five years, then it is recommended to transfer the culture to another place. The name and photo of the most popular varieties of asters are as follows:
Shrub aster variety with numerous double flowers of dark crimson color with a yellow core. The beginning of flowering August cessation, the onset of frost. Plant height up to one and a half meters. The bush produces a large number of stems that form into a spherical shape. Inflorescences 3 cm in diameter. Leaves are oblong, pointed, with deep green carved edges. The foliage of the aster is intense, the leaves are densely located on the stem.
The plant is frost-resistant, does not require shelter for the winter. It is planted in early spring or autumn 3 weeks before the expected frost. Prefers well-lit areas. In wetlands, culture slows down the growing season. Used to decorate flower beds and alpine slides.
Lady in Blue
A frost-resistant variety of shrub aster. Gives stems in excess, they grow strictly horizontally. The shape of the bush is hemispherical, height 30 cm. The foliage is dense, the leaves are small in size, dark green color, sharp at the end, carved at the edges. Pubescent on the underside. It belongs to the autumn varieties of asters, the peak of flowering is the beginning of September, the end of October. Inflorescences are small, numerous, pale blue. Propagated by cuttings and division of the root system. There are 3 plants per meter. Suitable for border decoration. There are varieties that grow tall up to 60 cm, they are used for cutting.
The perennial is grown for cutting. Stems of the aster variety are upright, up to 60 cm long. It blooms in single large inflorescences. The petals are tubular. The flower is fluffy, bright yellow or red. Less common is a purple or pink tint. The variety includes the Gremlin Mix variety. One plant contains flowers of different colors. Astra is light-loving, does not tolerate waterlogging, it is divorced by division or layering. A high-growing crop is recommended to be tied up in a circle so that the stems do not decay.
Tall perennial up to 80 cm, expanding in breadth. Gives many stems, intensely leafy, narrow leaves with a jagged structure along the edge. It blooms with numerous medium-sized inflorescences. Flowers with straight petals, rounded, dark purple color with a brown core. The petals are staggered in two rows. Aster belongs to the Italian type, it is designed for decorating park areas, personal plots, and is also suitable for composing a bouquet. Aster flowering dates are early October and before the onset of frost.
A rare variety of asters, the distribution area of the Far East. Frost-resistant species, tolerates moisture deficit well. Shrub plant, reaching a height of 80 cm. Multiple stems are upright, densely leafy. Leaves are light green, pubescent, with pronounced teeth at the edges. Open inflorescences with a dark yellow core. Aster belongs to the autumn species, the flowering period is 40 days. The petals are blue and purple. Propagated by the root system, planted at a distance of 35 cm.
During the growing season of tall herbaceous shrubs, the lower leaves dry out, exposing the stems. Plants do not look aesthetically pleasing.
Annual asters are popular with flower growers. The varieties are presented in a varied spectrum of colors. Inflorescences are medium in size and very large. Color structure:
- similar to peony
- ostrich feather.
The varieties are presented by double and non-double species. They are used in landscape design, floristry. There are aster varieties of low growth up to 25 cm, medium in height 0.5 m and high 85 cm, the latter are grown for cutting.
Clawed aster is ideal for bouquets. The culture forms a pyramidal crown. Inflorescences are large, up to 10 cm, double, rounded. The flowers of the ligulate structure look like long tubes with an end curved inward. The honeycomb is colored bright yellow. The height of the stems is 70 cm. Aster is bred with seedlings, refers to the average flowering period, which falls in July. Flowering time 60 days. It is grown together with other flower crops on a rabatka.
A variety of peony asters demanded by flower growers. Inflorescences 13 cm are painted in bright purple color. It belongs to the columnar type of vegetation, 65 cm in height. Inflorescences are rounded, slightly flattened, consist of ligulate flowers, wide, erect, tightly pressed against each other, with a dark yellow center. 10 flowers are formed on one plant. Used for planting in groups and rows. Refers to the average flowering period (August, September).
Compact plant up to half a meter high. Branched, stalks are strong, tough, unbreakable. Aster inflorescences of medium diameter (7 cm) of white or bright burgundy shade, in the form of a sphere, terry. Tubular flowers are densely planted, create the impression of a velvet fabric surface, do not differ in color from reed flowers. A widespread variety, bred with seedlings. Used in floristry. Aster blooms from early August to September.
Artistic aster is ideal for cutting, a rare color for the culture. The plant produces very large flowers, 20 cm in diameter, bright lemon color. Columnar form forms 10 densely double inflorescences. The reed petals are rolled into long tubes, the ends are clearly concave inward, completely covering the yellow core. Aster height 70 cm, is planted on flower beds and ridges, main application, arrangement of a bouquet.
Shrub aster of pyramidal shape with 12 peduncles of elastic structure. The bright, beautiful plant is covered with large (15 cm) needle-like inflorescences. Unusual dark ultramarine exotic color. Densely double flowers with long petals unusual for asters, tightly twisted into thin erect tubes. Herbaceous shrub height is 70 cm. The peak of flowering is in August, duration is 1.5 months. It is widely used by florists and landscape designers.
Early varieties of asters
The early varieties include asters whose flowering begins in the first half of summer.
A variety of asters 85 cm high, forms large flowers 18 cm in diameter, chrysanthemum-shaped. Inflorescences are densely doubled, dark purple or bright blue. The petals are collected in a tube, randomly located along the inflorescence. The center is light brown. The annual crop is grown in flower beds, ridges, and is a component of the bouquet composition.
Ground cover variety 6 cm high, forms simple inflorescences in abundance. Petals are straight, rounded slightly oblong, pale blue in color. The diameter of the inflorescence is no more than two centimeters. The tubular center is orange. In shape, the aster resembles a field chamomile.
The variety is widespread in Asia, of medium height, about 25 cm. It blooms profusely with small (3 cm) inflorescences of light purple color. The center is blue. Refers to ultra-early varieties of asters, flowering begins in early May.
Tall perennial, stems 70 cm long. Produces a large number of medium-sized, simple inflorescences. Herbaceous shrub with intense foliage, spreading. A distinctive feature of the aster, the ink-colored reed flowers and the lemon tubular. Asters are grown in summer cottages, in park areas. It is rarely used in design because of the volume of the bush.
Low bush 50 cm in height, conical, compact. One of the varieties of asters that produces an abundant amount of flowers. The density of terry inflorescences is so abundant that there is no gap between them. The aster is pale pink in color with needle-like, long petals. The tubular core is dense beige. An effective appearance makes the plant desirable for both growers and florists.
Late varieties of asters begin to bloom from the beginning of August until the arrival of frost. The main composition of this group is perennials, but there are types of annual vegetation.
Asters of this species have several varieties, differing in color and flower structure. An annual plant, used for decoration of territories, composition of bouquets. In shape, the inflorescences resemble dahlias, cornflowers. There are double and simple, double. Palette: pale white, blue, purple, burgundy. Medium-sized shrub with abundant flowering, asters with a diameter of 4 to 13 cm. Universal use.
Grown for cutting. Columnar plant, 65 cm high, medium foliage. Forms 9 rigid peduncles. Aster pompom type, petals are short, densely growing delicate blue color. The central part is light yellow, dense. A rare hybrid variety.
Herbaceous bush 75 cm high, perennial, sprawling, intensely leafy with small, carved leaves. Peony aster flowers of white, cream color, purple, pink. Asters up to 13 cm in diameter, few in number. The variety is used to decorate the ridges and the central part of the flower bed in combination with other palette options.
Pyramidal, tall (80 cm) one-year-old bush. Densely double inflorescences up to 13 cm. Stems yield 11 pieces, stable, unbreakable, medium foliage, long narrow crown with smooth edges. Color: pink, burgundy, red, purple, blue, beige.
A rare columnar variety of apricot color. Asters are aristocrats, grown for commercial purposes, rare guests in flower beds. The plant is distinguished from the python by its dark brown core. Stem 50-60 cm. Densely double with long, densely growing petals bent towards the center. Flowers are large up to 18 cm.
The best varieties of asters
Evaluation of aster varieties is based on the demand for the species by flower growers, the frequency of occurrence in landscape design, and the composition of bouquets. Unpretentious care and external data. The best asters in terms of growing frequency include several popular varieties.
The aster variety is widely used to create hedges. A meter-tall herbaceous shrub, it gives lush brushes of a rich lilac color with a purple tint along the edge of the petals.Differs in the duration of flowering from early July to mid-November. Stems are erect, thick, tough, the bush does not disintegrate and keeps its shape well. Can be used as a backdrop for low plants on a bed close to a building wall.
Ideal for an alpine slide. Aster is medium-sized (45 cm), blooms profusely with small pale pink flowers, resembling chamomile in appearance, tubular petals are dark brown, look favorably against a delicate background of oblong, rounded, slightly pressed to the center of the reed. Aster is an annual plant with a long flowering period of 90 days.
A variety of asters of short stature up to 25 cm. The plant is distinguished by an increased foliage resembling a dark green ball with small white inflorescences scattered over the surface. Gives the border and edge of the flower bed a fresh and clean look. The variety has an average flowering period of 60 days.
This aster can be safely attributed to the latest. She symbolizes the departure of autumn, lonely located on the site where all the plants have faded. A tall bush, reaching 1.5 cm, densely covered with medium-sized purple (5 cm) simple flowers. The plant does not hold its shape well, a garter to the support is recommended.
The variety belongs to a dwarf species with a height of 15–20 cm. A compact aster that does not grow in width, a spherical plant, because of the abundant flowering, foliage and stems are not visible. A lilac-pink ellipse serves as a color accent on a flowerbed, an alpine slide, and a border. This variety is suitable for hanging in a planter on a balcony, open veranda, cornice of the house.
A feature of this variety of asters are large flowers (7 cm) on a low-growing shrub of a ground cover type. Green foliage, closer to a gray shade, goes well with pale purple semi-double inflorescences. Ideal for marking the edge of a flower bed, full-fledged owners of alpine slides. Asters grow rapidly, bloom for a long time, it is necessary to remove the stems that have lost their aesthetic appearance.