This Aster, a northeastern native, never has a mildew problem. It has unusual, needle-like foliage that stays neat and low. Small flowers have yellow centers. Needs full sun to be at its best. Violet-blue flowers appear in September.
Fall-blooming favorite, with daisy-like flowers in varied colors. Selected mildew-resistant varieties. Moisture and good drainage will also help control mildew. Note that a few of the Asters have the nice long new genus name of Symphyotrichum. Nothing is easy, is it? We’ll list them under Aster for a couple of years until the dust settles.
One of our New England Meadows, a selected list made up of perennials that are indigenous to the New England area and which grow well in meadow situations. This list includes both open pollinated and horticultural selections.
Native to the United States.
- Botanical Name
- Aster linariifolius
- Common Name
- Stiff-leaved Aster
- Hardy to Zone