There are hundreds of species of Aster a star
like flowering plant.
Other Names: Starworts, Michaelmas Daisies
, Frost Flowers,
Descriptions: Asters have star shaped
flower heads, that consist of a collection of
very tiny tubular flowers, that are grouped together
in circular fashion and surrounded by colorful
Size: Asters come in a variety of shapes
and colors, they can stand only 8 inches tall
while other species can grow up to 8 feet tall.
Symbolism: Aster symbolizes patience.
Aster is also a talisman of love. An aster flower
left on the grave of a French soldier symbolizes
Soil Type: Loamy
- Fertile, Rich Soil
Soil PH: Varies
Water: Standard watering guidelines
Light: Full Sun, Part Sun
Grow Zone: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Height: 8 inches to 8 feet depending
Flower Colors: White, red, pink,
purple, lavender and blue, with mostly yellow
Propagation: By division in spring.
Division/Transplants: Divide every
2 to 3 years.
Blooming Period: Summer, Autumn
Type: Both Annual and Perennial available.
Herbal Remedy Properties: Aster flowers
were used to make medicines that cure upset stomachs.
The roots of aster plants were used in Chinese
medicine for hemorrhaging, malaria, and pulmonary
Native Area: Asters are usually found
in North America and Southern Europe