Purple Pixie Aster flowers
(Photo courtesy of Terra Nova Nurseries)
Plant Height: 9 inches
Flower Height: 12 inches
Spacing: 10 inches
Hardiness Zone: 4
Other Names: Stoke's Aster
A new cultivar that is compact and stays small enough for containers and small gardens; the fragrant violet flowers are smaller than the species but still attract butterflies and hummingbirds to your garden; tolerates summer heat well; water daily
Purple Pixie Aster has masses of beautiful fragrant violet daisy flowers with white anthers held atop the stems from mid summer to early fall, which emerge from distinctive creamy white flower buds, and which are most effective when planted in groupings. The flowers are excellent for cutting. Its narrow leaves remain green in color throughout the year. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.
Purple Pixie Aster is a dense herbaceous evergreen perennial with a mounded form. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other garden plants with less refined foliage.
This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and is best cleaned up in early spring before it resumes active growth for the season. It is a good choice for attracting butterflies and hummingbirds to your yard. It has no significant negative characteristics.
Purple Pixie Aster is recommended for the following landscape applications;
- Mass Planting
- General Garden Use
Planting & Growing
Purple Pixie Aster will grow to be about 9 inches tall at maturity extending to 12 inches tall with the flowers, with a spread of 12 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 10 inches apart. Its foliage tends to remain low and dense right to the ground. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 8 years.
This plant should only be grown in full sunlight. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. Consider covering it with a thick layer of mulch in winter to protect it in exposed locations or colder microclimates. This is a selection of a native North American species. It can be propagated by division; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.
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