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Asteraceae: The Largest Plant Family On Earth

By Mary Ellen Ellis

If you're growing flowers, there's a good chance you have at least one member of the Asteraceae family in your garden. Click for more.

Where To Plant Asters So They’ll Thrive For Years

By Tonya Barnett, (Author of FRESHCUTKY)

What is the best place to plant asters for years of blooms? Click here and find out just where to plant asters.

Purple Dome Aster Info – How To Grow Purple Dome New England Asters

By Mary Ellen Ellis

Purple dome aster is a purple, daisy-like flower that adds cheer to any garden or perennial bed. Read on for more.

What Is Aster Tongolensis – Aster Tongolensis Care

By Tonya Barnett, (Author of FRESHCUTKY)

Asters are among the most versatile plants for the home landscape. But, what is Aster tongolensis? Read on to learn more about this species.

Treating Asters With Leaf Spots – Treating Leaf Spots On Aster Plants

By Mary Ellen Ellis

Asters won’t need much care or maintenance, but there are a few diseases that may trouble them. If you see spots on aster leaves, you may have a fungal disease growing in your garden. Learn how to prevent leaf spot and how to deal with it in this article.

What Is Aster Foot Rot: Treating Asters With Foot Rot Disease

By Mary H. Dyer, Credentialed Garden Writer

Aster foot rot is a nasty, soil-borne fungal disease enters asters through the taproot and spreads through the roots, moving upwards. Once established, treating aster foot rot is difficult; however, the disease can be prevented. Learn more about asters with foot rot here.

What Is Aster Root Rot – Aster Stem Rot Information And Control

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

Asters are hardy plants with sturdy dispositions rarely bothered seriously by pests or disease. Aster rhizoctonia rot, however, is one disease that crops up in the plants. This fungus is found in many plants and causes various symptoms. Learn more here.

Aster Wilt Disease – How To Treat Aster Wilt Symptoms

By Becca Badgett, Co-author of How to Grow an EMERGENCY Garden

Daisy-like blossoms of the aster are enjoyed by pollinators and gardeners alike - until finding a case of aster wilt disease. Wilting asters are difficult to revive once blossoms appear. Learn what you can do to save your asters in this article.

Powdery Mildew Aster Control – How To Get Rid Of Powdery Mildew On Asters

By Amy Grant

While asters are hardy, easy to grow and are, indeed, a welcome sight in the early fall, they do have their share of problems. One such issue, powdery mildew on asters, causes damage to the plant and rendering it unsightly. Learn how to treat it in this article.

Douglas Aster Plant Info: Caring For Douglas Aster Flowers In Gardens

By Teo Spengler

Douglas aster plants are native perennials growing in the Pacific Northwest. They bloom all season long, producing attractive, papery flowers without much plant care required. If you are interested in growing Douglas asters in your backyard, this article will help.

White Aster Varieties – Common Asters That Are White

By Amy Grant

Asters are available in a slew of hues, but are there asters that are white? Yes, there are an abundance of white aster flowers to be had as well. The following article contains a list of white aster varieties that make lovely additions to your garden.

Calico Aster Care – How To Grow Calico Asters In The Garden

By Tonya Barnett, (Author of FRESHCUTKY)

With the recent decline in bee numbers and other beneficial insects, planting nectar-rich flowers is one way to ensure a brighter future for them. One such pollinator plant, calico aster, is an ideal candidate for attracting bees to your flower garden. Learn more here.

Growing Asters That Are Pink – Learn About Pink Aster Varieties

By Mary H. Dyer, Credentialed Garden Writer

Some gardeners prefer to plant asters in a rainbow of hues, while others enjoy the impact created by a single drift of color. If pink happens to be your shade of choice, you’re in luck. You can select from a long list of pink aster varieties. Click here for some pink aster flowers.

Common Purple Asters – Learn About Types Of Purple Aster Flowers

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

Asters are one of the late season's standout flowers. They help usher in autumn and provide elegant beauty for weeks. These flowers come in numerous colors and sizes, but the purple aster varieties have regal intensity and provide impactful color. Learn more here.

Blue Aster Varieties – Choosing And Planting Asters That Are Blue

By Mary Ellen Ellis

Asters are popular in perennial flower beds because they produce gorgeous flowers later in the season to keep the garden blooming well into fall. They are also great because they come in so many different colors. Learn about asters that are blue in this article.

Bushy Aster Care – Learn How To Grow Bushy Aster Plants

By Teo Spengler

One you might want to consider is bushy aster for pretty, daisy-like flowers. If you don't know much about bushy aster plants, click this article for additional information. We'll also provide some tips on how to grow bushy aster in your own garden.

Heath Aster Plant Care – Learn How To Grow Heath Asters In Gardens

By Mary H. Dyer, Credentialed Garden Writer

Growing heath aster isn?t difficult, as the plant tolerates a variety of conditions. It is suitable for growing in USDA plant hardiness zones 3-10. Click on the following article to learn the basics of growing heath aster plants in the garden.

Powdery Mildew Of Asters: Treating An Aster With Powdery Mildew

By Mary Ellen Ellis

Powdery mildew on aster plants will not necessarily harm your flowers, but it doesn't look very nice. This fungal infection feeds on asters and other plants, but it can be prevented and treated. This article will help with that.

New York Aster Information – Tips For Growing Michaelmas Daisies

By Mary Ellen Ellis

Growing Michaelmas daisies in the garden is a real joy. These perennials provide fall color after the blooms of summer are already gone. Also known as New York aster, these pretty flowers are a great addition to any perennial bed. Learn more about them here.

When Do Asters Flower: What To Do If Aster Plants Don’t Bloom

By Kristi Waterworth

Asters brighten the garden with their bright, happy blooms. But what can you do when there just aren't any fireworks anymore? Click on the following article to learn all about getting your asters back on track, and how to deal with an aster with no flowers.

Aster Plant Diseases And Pests: Managing Common Problems With Asters

By Liz Baessler

Asters are tough, easy-to-grow flowers that come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes. That makes it especially hard when something goes wrong with them. Learn more about common aster pests and other difficulties in this article.

What Is Sky-Blue Aster – How To Grow Sky-Blue Aster Plants

By Mary H. Dyer, Credentialed Garden Writer

Sky Blue asters are North American natives that produce brilliant azure-blue, daisy-like flowers from late summer until the first serious frost. Wondering about growing a Sky Blue aster in your garden? Click here to learn the basics.

Aster Plant Uses – Learn About The Edibility Of Aster Flowers

By Amy Grant

Asters are prized primarily for their late-season beauty in a landscape that has begun to wither and dieback prior to winter, but there are other uses for aster plants. Click on the article that follows to learn more about the edibility of aster flowers.

How To Divide Asters : Tips For Spitting Aster Plants In The Garden

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

Like many perennials, asters benefit from division. One of the things division does is stimulate new roots that will form new shoots. The new growth fills in areas that were becoming sparse, a common complaint in asters that have not been separated. Learn more here.

Growing Plants With Asters: A Guide To Aster Companion Plants

By Mary Ellen Ellis

Asters are a gardener's fall delight. These small, star-shaped flowers come in a variety of colors and are easy to grow perennials. To maximize the effect of your autumn garden, be sure you know the best plants to grow with asters as companions. This article will help.

Aster Seed Sowing – How And When To Plant Aster Seeds

By Ilana Goldowitz Jimenez, Plant Scientist & Writer

You can find potted aster plants at many garden stores, but growing asters from seed is easy and less expensive. Plus, if you grow from seed, you can choose from endless varieties instead of just whatever is available at the garden center. Learn more here.

Should I Plant Aster – Tips On Controlling Aster Plants In Gardens

By Mary H. Dyer, Credentialed Garden Writer

Most asters are welcome in the garden, but some species are pests that spread aggressively in certain conditions. Click on the article that follows for more information about troublesome aster plants in gardens and how to manage them.

Aster Propagation: How To Propagate Aster Plants

By Ilana Goldowitz Jimenez, Plant Scientist & Writer

You may have seen an aster variety in a friend?s garden, or you may wish to multiply asters you already have in your garden. Fortunately, aster propagation is not difficult. If you?re looking for information on how and when to propagate asters, this article is for you.

Aster Plant Varieties – Learn About Different Types Of Aster

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

Aster plant varieties offer variety of blooms, colors and sizes. How many kinds of aster are there? There are many different types of Aster from which to choose, most of which thrive in temperate to cool season climates. Click this article to learn more about them.

Tips For Pruning Asters: How To Prune An Aster Plant

By Mary Ellen Ellis

Aster plant pruning is a must if you want to keep these perennial flowers healthy and blooming abundantly. Pruning is also useful if you have asters that grow vigorously and are taking over your beds. A few tips on perennial pruning from this article will help.

Aster Care For Containers: How To Grow Asters In Containers

By Mary H. Dyer, Credentialed Garden Writer

It's hard to beat asters when it comes to sheer beauty, and growing asters in containers is a cinch as long as you meet all the plant's growing conditions. What better way to brighten up a deck or patio when most flowers are winding down for the season? Learn more here.

New England Aster Plant Care: How To Grow New England Aster Plants

By Amy Grant

Looking for a burst of color for your fall garden? The New England aster plant is an easy to care for perennial, blooming from August through October. Read here to learn how to grow New England aster.

Growing Asters – How To Grow Aster Flowers In Your Garden

By Becca Badgett, Co-author of How to Grow an EMERGENCY Garden

Aster flowers add color to the autumn landscape while offering beauty with little work. Growing asters often bloom in late summer and fall, but the Alpine aster offers blooms in spring. Get more info in this article.

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