An Overview of Tall Blue Aster Flower
Bluewood aster, S. cordifolium, is a tall, native perennial reaching a mature size of 2 to 5 feet tall. It has upright growth and a curved body filled with flowers or inflorescences. The flowers are about half an inch in diameter. Aster can be reliably propagated by division. After a group has grown into a cluster large enough to split, usually about every three years, use a shovel to cut back the clusters, dividing them into two or more pieces.
What is more to love:
Dig up the cut parts and quickly plant them in a new location
They grow very faster than other flowers
- Very beneficial flower in traditional treatment
- They are drought-tolerant flowers
Benefits of Tall Blue Aster Flower
The roots of blue asters are used in soups and the young leaves are lightly boiled and eaten as greens. Historically, the Iroquois used a combination of aster, sage, and other medicinal plants as a laxative. Topical, aster root has been used by Ojibwa to treat headaches. Field mice and yellow trees attract many pollinators at the end of the season. Birds and other small animals depend on it for food and shelter during the winter, feeding on seeds and hiding in dry tree trunks.
How to sow and care for Blue Aster Flower Seeds
Before planting, it is recommended to mix organic fertilizers into the soil. Aster can germinate unevenly when grown from seed. You can start growing your seeds indoors by sowing them in pots or pots and storing them in the refrigerator for 4 to 6 weeks during the winter. It was in this colder climate that the seeds germinated. Seeds should be planted an inch deep in a sunny spot in your home. Growing young plants outside should be done once the danger of frost has passed. The spacing between asters should range from one to three feet, depending on the type and size of the plant.
You have to make sure the plant has plenty of water when planting. To prevent weeds and keep the soil cool, it is recommended to mulch the soil after planting. Water the plant regularly if you receive less than an inch of rain per week during the summer. However, most species of asters are very sensitive to moisture, and if they receive too much or too little moisture, they will usually not flower or drop the lower leaves. Watch for stressed plants and try a different watering method if your plants are dropping flowers. Support tall varieties so they don't fall.
Note: This Overview is intended as a guide only since cultural practices and climatic conditions may vary.
- Product: Tall Blue Aster Seeds
- Season: Late spring
- USDA Zones: 4-8
- Maturity: 4-6 Weeks
- Soil Type: Loamy soil
- Temperature: 18° - 21° degrees Celsius
- Scientific Name: Symphyotrichum ericoides
- Kingdom: Plantae
- Clade: Tracheophytes, Angiosperms, Eudicots, Asterids
- Order: Asterales
- Family: Asteraceae
- Tribe: Astereae
- Genus: Aster
- Use: Beneficial Flower
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