Scientific Name: Aster x frikartii 'Monch'
Common Name: Frikart aster
Family Name: Asteraceae
Origin: Garden origin
Hardiness Zone: Zone 5: (-29 to -23 °C)
Plant Type: Herbaceous perennial
Mature Size: 0.4 - 0.7m x 0.6 - 1.0m (height x width)
Habit: Arching, Open, Spreading
Form: Oval - horizontal
Texture: Medium
Landscape Uses: Attract butterflies, Container planting, Cut flower or foliage, Filler, Group or mass planting, Mixed shrub border, Perennial border
Exposure: Full sun
Soil or Media: Well-drained
Leaves: Simple, Alternate, Soft flexible, Pubescent, Oblong, Serrate
Flowers: Head (capitulum), Yellow, Purple, Jul-Aug-Sep
Fruit: Cypsela (achene + calyx), Brown, Oct
Key ID Features:
Leaves mid-green, alternate, sessile, oblong-obovate, 6-9cm long x 2-3.5cm wide; flower heads about 6cm wide with about 30 linear purple ray florets and compact yellow disc florets.