Aster dumosus Wood's Purple
Aster 'Wood's Purple'

Fall Aster

Aster 'Wood's Purple' is a dwarf aster with masses of small, semi-double, blue-violet to purple flowers adorned with yellow centers. Asters are a must grow for fall colour in your garden as well as to provide food for pollinators late in the season.  Asters look great with Ornamental Grasses and tall sedums.

  • Height: 30-45 cm (12-18 in)
  • Spread: 30-45 cm (12-18 in)
  • Cold Hardiness: Zone 4-8
  • Sun or Shade: minimum 4 hours of full sun
  • Bloom Time: late summer to early fall
  • Leaf Colour: green
  • Bloom Colour: violet blue
  • Critter Resistance: some deer and rabbit resistance
  • Nature Attraction: bees and butterflies

Growing and Maintenance Tips

Aster 'Wood's Purple' prefers full sun and well drained organically rich soil. It can be pinched back in June but it is not essential because this is a very compact cultivar. This plant is drought and salt tolerant. Cut Asters back in the fall.