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Scientific Name: Aster x frikartii 'Monch'
Pronunciation: ASS-tur ex FRICK-art-ee-eye
Common Name: Frikart aster
Family Name: Asteraceae
Plant Type: Herbaceous perennial
Key ID Features: Leaves mid-green, alternate, sessile; flower heads with linear purple ray florets and compact yellow disc florets.
Course(s): HORT 2355

Habit: Arching, Open, Spreading
Form: Oval - horizontal
Texture: Medium
Mature Size:
Height:0.4 - 0.7m
Spread:0.6 - 1.0m
Growth Rate:Fast
Origin: Garden origin
Hardiness Rating: Zone 5: (-29 to -23 C)
Exposure: Full sun
Soil/ Growing Medium: Well-drained
Water Use: Low
Landscape Uses: Attract butterflies, Container planting, Cut flower or foliage, Filler, Group or mass planting, Mixed shrub border, Perennial border
Additional Info: Google
Frikart aster
Leaf Morphology: Glossary
Form: Simple
Arrangement: Alternate
Texture/ Venation: Soft flexible
Colour in Fall: Green
Leaf(let) Terms:
Shapes: Oblong
Apices: Acute
Margins: Serrate

Inflorescence Type: Floriferous, Head (capitulum)
Flower Morphology:
Corolla Shape:Ligulate
Ovary Position:Inferior
Colour (petals): Showy, Yellow, Purple
Flower Scent: Unpleasant
Flower Time at Peak: Jul, Aug, Sep

Fruit Type: Cypsela (achene + calyx)
Fruit Colour: Brown
Fruiting Time: Oct
Additional Info: Not showy

Bark or Stem Colour:
Organ Modifications: Fibrous-like roots, Rhizomes

Propagation: Division - below ground parts
Plant Care:
Other:Habit image source:
Pest Susceptibility: Aphids or adelgids, Canker or sap rot, Fungal leaf spot, Mildew, Mold, Root rot, Rust, Slugs or snails, Wilt, ( Rabbit resistant, Drought resistant )
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