Scientific Name: Aster alpinus Form: Mounded
Common Name:alpine asterTexture:Medium
Family Name:AsteraceaeHabit: Upright
Plant Type: Herbaceous perennial Mature Size (ht. X w.):0.2 - 0.4m x 0.3 - 0.6m
Origin: Europe, B.C. west of Cascades, U.S. - northwest Hardiness Zone:Zone 5: (-29 to -23 C)
Leaves: Simple, Alternate, Basal, Soft flexible, Pubescent, Oblanceolate, Spatulate, Serrulate
Flowers: Head (capitulum), Violet, Yellow, White, Purple, Black, Pink, Jun- Jul
Fruit: Cypsela (achene + calyx), Brown, Aug- Sep
Exposure: Full sun
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Landscape Uses: Attract beneficial insects, Fall interest, Perennial border, Rock garden
Key ID Features:Plants up to 30 cm tall; flowers daisy-like to 5 cm wide, yellow disk florets and blue-violet ray florets (may also be pink, violet-lavender, dark purple-black, or white-near white depending on cv.).