KICKIN® Aster Lilac Blue
Gorgeous, Fall-Blooming Butterfly Resource
This lovely perennial has an important job to do. As monarch butterflies prepare to make their long migration in September and October, they are looking for resource plants for fuel. KICKIN Lilac Blue Aster acts as a critical food source for your beloved butterflies.
But honestly, we know you would probably plant an old tire in your garden if it meant helping the butterflies. No need for that! KICKIN Lilac Blue Aster rewards your dedication to nature's wonderful "flying flowers" with a bountiful, beautiful floral display.
You'll love the stunning, clear purply-blue blooms with their cheerful yellow button eye smack dab in the center of each flower. What a great contrast color to the golden orange and yellow tones you see everywhere in autumn.
Asters are well known, tall native plants with a tendency to... flop. Not so with the KICKIN series. Plant scientists in the Netherlands improved on the North American native aster. You won't need to pinch your KICKIN back. Use this near the front of the border in a massed group, or as a thriller in your autumn containers.
This is a prolific bloomer and extends your garden season by several weeks. Wise gardeners always plant for the fall season, because it's not so darn hot. You can enjoy the scenic backdrop with friends and family without wilting.
We have a limited inventory of these hard-working plants. We always sell out of our blue flowered selections, so please place your order now. The butterflies need your help!
- Native butterfly resource
- Compact, improved variety
- Gorgeous lilac-blue blossoms with cute yellow eyes
- Blooms late summer all the way through fall
Buying Options for Plants
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.
- Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
- Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.
Nature Hills Container Size by Volume
|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||.655 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume|
|3.5" Container||Equal to||.67 dry quart / .74 dry liter in volume|
|4" Container||Equal to||.87 dry quart / .96 dry liter 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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This proprietary eCommerce software prevents the shipment of a restricted plant to each state. The Plant Sentry system includes a shipment certification program. The Plant Sentry Compliance Officer works closely with NatureHills.com and each nursery or fulfillment center to ensure only compliant plants are sold to customers.
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At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.
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|Botanical Name||Aster KICKIN® 'Lilac Blue'|
|Mature Height||2 - 3 feet|
|Mature Spread||2 - 3 feet|
|Soil Type||Well Drained|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun|
|Flower Color||Blue, Purple|