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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

Spacing

12 Inches

Bloom Color

Violet

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 Substitutions

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

Key Characteristics & Attributes

Full Sun
Full Sun
Dry
Dry
Average
Average
Summer
Summer
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Pollinator-friendly
Pollinator-friendly
Cut Flower
Cut Flower

Additional Information

Season of Interest (Flowering)
Late Summer
Propagation Type
Vegetative