Seed Exchange - One of the tallest and most magnificent of the fall asters. Serves as an important late-season (after frost) nectar source for a variety of butterflies. Plants grow 3-6' tall and require fertile soil with adequate moisture. Perennial. Hardy to zone 4.
Perennial and hardy to zone 4
Plants grow to 3-6 feet tall
Topped with pink-purple flowers
Blooms late in the summer and early in the fall
Serves as an important late-season (after frost) nectar source for a variety of butterflies
Instructions - Sow seeds indoors just beneath surface of soil in a flat. Enclose flat with plastic and refrigerate for 2 weeks. Remove plastic wrap and place in warm lighted area. May need staking in a garden border. Pinch back until late summer to prevent plant from falling over when heavily laden with blossoms.
Start indoors 6 weeks before the last frost
Germination 14-35 days
Plant 24" apart
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