Plant Profiles - Asters - the Jewels of Autumn.
The great virtue of the New England aster and its cultivars is the greater range of colors, from purple through pink to white. A bee alights on New England aster (Symphyotrichum novae-angliae).This Monte Cassino aster (Symphyotrichum pilosum var. pringlei 'Monte Cassino') blooms in white.While beautiful in the annual bed, this New York aster (Symphyotrichum nova-belgii 'Henry III') is not well.
Plants in the Genus Aster. To add plants to your garden quickly login or register. Aster can be perennials, annuals or subshrubs, mostly with narrow leaves, and solitary or clustered daisy-like flowers, usually in late summer and autumn. Click on any of the 37 plants listed below in the genus Aster to read more about that plant, or go back to the genus a-z. 1 to 37 of 37 results. Aster 'Purple.
Monte Cassino (sometimes written Montecassino) is a rocky hill about 130 kilometres (81 mi) southeast of Rome, in the Latin Valley, Italy, 2 kilometres (1.2 mi) to the west of the town of Cassino and 520 m (1,706.04 ft) altitude. Site of the Roman town of Casinum, it is best known for its abbey, the first house of the Benedictine Order, having been established by Benedict of Nursia himself.
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We got this vigorous aster from a cut flower grower - the sprays of small white daisies make excellent “cuts”. The plant grows 3 - 4 ft. tall and almost as wide, blooms toward the end of summer, profusely. Easy to grow - full sun, regular watering to look its best, but fairly thrifty in heavy soils. The asters are bee and butterfly favorites.