Where To Plant: Select a site with full sun to partial sun.Soil should be moist, well-drained, and average to humus-rich.
When To Plant: Asters prefer climates with cool, moist summers, especially cool night temperatures. any asters in early- to mid-spring. Fertilize soil prior to planting.
How To Plant: The plant can be grown from seed, germination can be uneven. You can start the seeds indoors during the winter by sowing seeds in pots or flats and keeping them in the refrigerator for 4 to 6 weeks. After 4 to 6 weeks, put the seeds in a sunny spot.Space asters 1 to 3 feet apart, depending on the type.
Water plants in well. Add mulch after planting to keep soil cool and prevent weeds.If you’re replanting shoots, use vigorous, young shoots to ensure best growth.
Added Benefits: Cultivated varieties of the wild aster are easy to grow, yet have better plant form, larger and more varied flowers, and a better growth habit.The attractive, daisy-like, single or double flowers are a favorite of bees, butterflies and other pollinators.
Tips: Keep new transplants well watered. Once established, asters are very carefree. Add compost around the base of plants each spring. Mulch to preserve soil moisture and prevent weed growth.