Aster Red Alert

Aster dumosus 'Alert'

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Densely packed clusters of deep purplish-red flowers provide outstanding color in the garden from late summer into fall. They make a terrific accent to fall blooming grasses and the changing colors of the trees. 'Alert' has an especially compact habit and the flowers are great for cutting. This species is valued for its compact growth habit, rich flower color, and floriferous tendencies. It is native to North America.

Growing & Maintenance Tips:

This species performs best in rich, evenly moist soil and full sun. Give them lots of room to grow; good air circulation will help to prevent powdery mildew. To maintain their health and vigor, divide plants every couple of years in the spring.

Flower Color

Purple-red

Foliage Color

Green shades

Plant Spread

15-18 in.

Plant Height

12-18 in.

Hardness Zone

3-8

Good Companions

Artemisia schmidtiana 'Silver Mound', Amsonia hubrichtii, Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Hameln', Dendranthema 'Harmony',

Characteristics & Attributes

Attributes

Border
Container
Cut flower
Mass Plant
Edging
Salt tolerant

Bloom Time

Critter Resistance

Deer resistant

Exposure

Late summer to mid fall

Growth Rate

Medium

Seasonal Interests

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