The Woods Blue Aster (Aster cordifolius 'Wood's Blue') has lovely pale coneflower blue flowers with golden orange centers! These daisy-like flowers have tons of slender tiny petals for a frilly effect! They are long-lasting and bloom with abandon from August through September atop dark green foliage! With its perfectly clean, compact, disease-resistant and rust-resistant foliage, Woods Blue Aster will delight your autumn border gardens!
Forming neat and tidy domed mounds full of flowers (especially after a bit of pinching in the spring) you'll enjoy their clean appearance all growing season! And in late summer through the autumn, the entire mound will be covered in these clouds of blossoms! Butterflies looking for a late snack flock to these flowers for their nectar! When left unpinched or sheared early in the season, they form informal mounds and are still covered in blooms!
Very cold-hardy and deer-resistant plants, Woods Blue retains its native family's adaptability and endurance! Featuring fast growth and finely textured deep green leaves, they look fantastic even when not in bloom! Growing to about a foot high and 2 feet wide, Dwarf Aster can easily be tucked into large existing gardens and small yards with ease and convenience!
Aster are always highly attractive to bees, butterflies and even hummingbirds and looks beautiful all season long in a pollinator garden and cutting border! Woods Blue makes an excellent front-of-the-garden feature and cleans up the edges of the garden, they are fantastic backdrop greenery all spring and summer to set off other plants growing around them, before standing out themselves throughout the fall. Dress up a cottage garden with sublime blooms and brighten the dreary garden or cut flower borders as other plants wind down for the year with a fresh flush of new color!
The small size is also the perfect addition to planters and porch pots for a burst of color later in the season! Use this smaller plant in borders, low-growing mass plantings, interspersed among perennial gardens and along paths and garden edges without worry its demure height and spread will take over in any way. The neat and tidy mounds fill with flowers, making them ideal facer plants, fronting foundation gardens or along a sidewalk or driveway!
Aster does require full sun, but can take some afternoon shade in the hottest of its favored USDA growing zones 4 through 8. Plant these herbaceous perennials in a moderate soil range with good drainage that does not become extremely dry during the summer. Lower moisture needs once established, just water enough to help it establish as a new plant, and provide supplemental water in the heat of summer. Pinching back the stem tips in late spring and early summer will produce denser growth and heavier blooming. This plant may be divided every few years in the spring.
Woods Blue Aster looks great paired with Woods Purple and Woods Pink Asters, so don't forget to pick up a buddy for your Blue blooms! Long-lasting flowers add a soothing pop of color to this small, space-saving perennial! Order your own late-season flowers to extend your growing season today with the Woods Blue Aster from NatureHills.com!
Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.
Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!
Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.
Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.
|Young Plants to 18 Months|
|2"x2"x3"||Ranges from||.18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume|
|4.5" Container||Equal to||.65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume|
|Sprinter Pot||Equal to||.63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume|
|4" Container||Ranges from||.31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume|
|6" Container||Equal to||1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume|
|1 Quart||Equal to||1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume|
|5.5" Container||Equal to||1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x5"||Ranges from||.8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x6"||Ranges from||1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x9"||Ranges from||1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x10"||Ranges from||1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old|
|2 Quart||Equal to||2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume|
|#1 Container||Ranges from||2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume|
|5"x5"x12"||Equal to||3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 2 - 4 Years Old|
|#2 Container||Ranges from||1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume|
|#3 Container||Ranges from||2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 3 - 5 Years Old|
|#5 Container||Ranges from||2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume|
|#7 Container||Ranges from||5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume|
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|Brand||Nature Hills' Choice|
|Botanical Name||Aster cordifolius 'Wood's Blue'|
|Mature Height||12 inches|
|Mature Spread||24 inches|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun|
|Flower Color||Pale Blue|
|Pruning Time||Early Spring|