Purple Summer Aster - Aster alpinus 'Dark Beauty'

Clump forming perennial with spoon-shaped, medium green leaves and single deep purple flowers with yellow centres from early to midsummer. Excellent in front of borders or rock gardens. Drought tolerant once established. A good cut flower.

Water Needs: 
Moderate
Foliage Color: 
Green
Flower Attributes: 
Cut Flowers
Long Bloom Time
Showy Flowers
Landscape Uses: 
Border
Container
Mass Planting
Garden Styles: 
Cottage
Modern
Traditional
Light Needs: 
Full Sun
Plant Types: 
Height: 
0-12"
Spread: 
0-12"
Flower Colors: 
Purple
Flower Seasons: 
Summer
Special Features: 
Attracts Butterflies
Dwarf Plant
Growth Habits: 
Ground Cover
Round
Cold Hardiness: 
Zone 3
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Prefers moist, well drained soil. Feed in spring with an  all purpose fertilizer before new growth begins. Trim after blooming to promote vigorous new foliage. Not a long-lived plant, but will self-seed if allowed. 

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