Aster – Sapphire Mist – Aster dumosus

Garden Height
12 - 16
Spacing
18 - 24
Spread
8 - 12
Habit
Mounded
Container Role
Filler
Flower Size
Medium
Flower Colors
Purple
Light Code
Y
Light Level
Sun
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Features:

A dense growth habit, disease resistance, and nonstop blooms are just some of Sapphires many virtues. The large, fluffy, lilac blue flowers with yellow centers create a cloud of color.

A dense growth habit, disease resistance, and nonstop blooms are just some of 'Sapphire's many virtues. The large, fluffy, lilac blue flowers with yellow centers create a cloud of color.

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  • Dead-Heading Not Necessary
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Fall Interest

Attracts: Butterflies

Resists: Deer

Maintenance Notes:

Self-cleaning, no deadheading necessary.

Uses Notes:

Plant alone or in combinations in all container types and landscapes

Maintenance Category: Easy

Water Category: Average

Bloom Time: Late Fall

Hardiness Zones: 8b

Flower Form: Landscape

pH: B - pH 5.8 - 6.2

EC (2:1 Extraction Method): 0.6

Fertilization: 150 - 200

Light Requirements: High

Water Requirements: Moderate to Moist

Rooting Out Temperature: 65 - 72° Fahrenheit

Growing On Temperature: 55 - 65° Fahrenheit

Holding Temperature: 40 - 50° Fahrenheit

Planting and Timing Information:

Early Spring through Fall Finish. Standard PPP.

Finishing Times [weeks]:

4-5" and Quart Pot: 8-9
6" and Gallon Pot: 8-9
7-9" Pot: 9-10

Pinching and Growth Regulators:

Pinch 1-2 times: soft pinch at liner planting & again 4 weeks later to maintain even growth.

Pest and Disease Management:

General pest and disease practices as listed in notes.

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