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Aster x 'Wood's Light Blue'

Plant Type: Perennials

Densely packed clusters of clear light blue flowers are perched atop dwarf, compact plants.  Blooms prolifically in late summer and fall when most other plants are spent.  'Wood's Blue' has perfectly clean foliage. Bred for compact habit, long bloom period and heavy flowering, all of the Woods Asters are outstanding pot crops and should be used far more often as a sturdy perennial alternative for mums.

Growing & Maintenance Tips:


Grow in full sun moist to average soil. Makes an excellent container plant or front of the garden feature.

Flower Color

Clear medium blue

Foliage Color

Green shades

Plant Spread

12 in.

Good Companions

Artemisia schmidtiana 'Silver Mound', Anemone hupehensis 'Japanese', Helictotrichon sempervivens 'Ornamental Grass', Amsonia hubrichtii 'Blue Star', Sedum 'Autumn Joy', Dendranthema 'Harmony', Miscanthus 'Purpurascens', Buddleia davidii 'Black Knight', Caryopteris 'First Choice'.

Plant Height

12-18 in.

Scape Height

Hardness Zone

4-8

Soil Moisture

Average water needs

Characteristics & Attributes


Attributes

Container, Cut flower, Border, Beds, Edging, Patio, Rain Garden, Mass Plant, Salt tolerant

Bloom Time

Late summer to fall

Critter Resistance

Deer resistant

Exposure

Full sun

Growth Rate

Medium

Seasonal Interests

All season interest