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Tatarian Aster (Aster tataricus 'Jindai')

Tatarian Aster (Aster tataricus 'Jindai')

Aster tataricus, commonly called tatarian aster, is an erect, tall-growing species (to 6') which seldom requires staking. Distinctive paddle-shaped, lower leaves are up to 24" long and 6" wide, but leaves are significantly smaller in size higher up on the plant. Small but abundant flowers (to 1" across) with deep lavender to blue rays and yellow centers appear in flat-topped clusters in autumn. A late blooming aster that still looks fresh at time of first frost. Attractive to butterflies.

Easily grown in average, medium, well-drained soils in full sun. Divide every 3-4 years if needed to control growth. Plants can spread aggressively by rhizomes in optimum growing conditions.


Zone: 4 to 8

Height: 3.00 to 4.00 feet

Spread: 2.00 to 3.00 feet

Bloom Time: September to October

Bloom Description: Purple rays and yellow centers

Sun: Full sun

Water: Medium

Maintenance: Medium

Suggested Use: Naturalize

Flower: Showy

Attracts: Butterflies


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