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A picture of a Asters


Symphyotrichum spp.

AsterNovi-belgii-flower-1mb by TeunSpaans (CC-BY-SA-3.0)

Partial Shade
Moderate watering


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Asters Overview

Symphyotrichum is a genus containing over 100 clumping, herbaceous annual and perennial plants originating from North America mainly, with some species from the West Indies, Eastern Eurasia and Central and South America. Popular as garden plants, they are commonly known as Asters and frequently grown for their pretty, colourful blooms. This genus has been introduced to much of Europe. The flowers resemble those of daisies, with central yellow or red disc florets and white, purple or pink ray florets. These are borne in dense clusters on upright, branched stems.

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Attractive flowers

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