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Aster × frikartii 'Mönch' (Frikart's aster)

Aster × frikartii 'Mönch'

Frikart's aster

Elegant, cool lavender-blue single flowers with gold centers occur on upright, freely branching stems. It blooms earlier than most asters, starting in early August. A tremendous performer!

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Height

2-3 Feet

Spread

3 Feet

Bloom Color

Lavender

USDA Hardiness Zone 5-9

Frikart's aster Interesting Notes

Aster x frikartii was raised in Switzerland around 1920 and is the product of seeking the large flowers of of A. amellus and the long flowering season of A. thomsonii. The result is one of the most popular groups of asters today.

Aster × frikartii 'Mönch' Growing and Maintenance Tips

Grow in full sun in average to dry soil. Will grow and bloom in part shade, but may need support to prevent flopping. Benefits from a couple of trimmings during the season to make a bushier, more stable plant.

Good Companions

Black-eyed Susan Rudbeckia fulgida 'Goldsturm'
Purple coneflower Echinacea Pixie Meadowbrite™
Russian sage Perovskia 'Little Spire'
Korean feather reed grass Calamagrostis brachytricha

Key Characteristics & Attributes

Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Butterflies
Butterflies
Full Sun
Full Sun
Summer
Summer
Average
Average
Dry
Dry
Cut Flower
Cut Flower

Additional Information

Season of Interest (Flowering)
Late Summer
Propagation Type
Vegetative
Attributes
Dry Sun
Meadow