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Aster tataricus 'Jindai' (tatarian daisy)

Aster tataricus 'Jindai'

tatarian daisy

Large leaves (to 2') emerge in the spring and provide a bold backdrop for earlier blooming perennials. In the fall, numerous flower stalks rise to 4 or 5 feet and each is covered with 1" sky blue daisy-like flowers. Flowering is later than many other asters and this species often provides brilliant color until frost. Found by Rick Darke and Skip March at the Jin Dai Botanical Garden. This cultivar is shorter than the species and less likely to require staking.

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Height

3-5 Feet

Spread

1-3 ft

Spacing

12 Inches

Bloom Color

Pink

USDA Hardiness Zone 4-8

tatarian daisy Interesting Notes

Aster tataricus ‘Jindai’ has large leaves (to 2') emerge in the spring and provide a bold backdrop for earlier blooming perennials. In the fall, numerous flower stalks rise to 4 or 5 feet and each is covered with 1" sky blue daisy-like flowers. Flowering is later than many other asters and this species often provides brilliant color until frost. This cultivar is shorter than the species and less likely to require staking.


Aster tataricus grows easily in average soils in full sun. Originally from East Asia, ranging from China to Japan to Korea and Siberia, Aster tataricus can be found in subalpine meadows and marshy areas in the mountains. If given optimum growing conditions, plants can spread aggressively by rhizomes.


A late season pollinator favorite, ‘Jindai’ was found by Rick Darke and Skip March at the Jin Dai Botanical Garden in Tokyo, Japan. It is beloved in East Asia for its medicinal properties. In our gardens, it is a statement piece bolting through masses of large perennial grasses, providing color and seasonal interest as fall beckons and the grasses dance in the low golden light.

Aster tataricus 'Jindai' Growing and Maintenance Tips

Grow in full sun and moist to average soil. Very easy to grow, and will spread if given plenty of water and fertilizer.

Key Characteristics & Attributes

Full Sun
Full Sun
Part Sun
Part Sun
Moist
Moist
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Pollinator-friendly
Pollinator-friendly
Songbird-friendly
Songbird-friendly
Cut Flower
Cut Flower

Additional Information

Soil Moisture Needs
Average
Plug Type
Landscape Plug™
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Fall
Propagation Type
Vegetative