Plants ordered today will be shipped in Mid April 2023.
Aster, Aromatic (Aster oblongifolius), potted plant, organic
$8.50 – $21.95
Family: Aster (Asteraceae)
Hardy to Zones 3 to 8
(Aromatic Aster, Syn. Symphyotrichum oblongifolium) Herbaceous perennial to 3 feet tall, native to Eastern and Central US. Bearing hundreds of showy blossoms in summer to fall, butterflies flock to this plant. Medicinal uses according to Jim McDonald (TWM, TNA): “dried blossoms snuffed, or the vapor inhaled as a steam. Aster tea was used to treat earache, relieve gas pains, stomach aches, & fevers. The flowers and roots were both commonly used.” The foliage is aromatic when crushed. Sow seed in spring. Barely cover and keep evenly moist until germination. Work up in pots and transplant to garden once sufficiently sized to withstand the rigors of out-of-doors. The plant does well in full sun and mesic to dry conditions, is tolerant of clay soils and sand, although application of organic compost will increase its size, vigor, and floriferousness. Space plants 2 feet apart.
Potted plant, certified organically grown
ramintasm (verified owner) –
This aster went from a tiny sprig in the spring to a thriving, full of blossoms plant. A very cheerful flower, makes us and the bees happy.
Easy to grow. We used a regular potting soil, mixed with worm castings.
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Richo Cech –
Oh, yes, the asters are all about the fall. That’s why they’re such great beeplants, as they produce nectar far longer than many other flowering herbs. r
Carey (verified owner) –
Richo, my two plants from you all are blooming prolifically even in my potted garden! Thank you!! Happy Bees and reluctant to steal their (the bees’) blooms for my tincture!