Aster Varieties to Try in Your Garden
Fall Flowers and Foliage
Fall Vegetable Gardening
Fall Garden Cleanup
Garden Soil Preparation
You neglected to say that rabbits LOVE TO EAT YOUNG ASTERS!!!! I can not get them to grow because of the rabbits!
Mine was a gift. Need to know what kind.. it is 7-8 ft tall, purple daisy like blooms, very bushy, prolific flowers.Stalks are like wood shedding its bark. Very tough plant. Beautiful. Can someone please identify it for me?
Has serrated light green leaves with lavender color flowers in late summer similar to a butterfly bush/budleia.
Maybe Bears breeches?
they quit blooming after several years,I split them but it didn't help.
the sun is the same as before and they look good and grow good.
I'm guessing from the heading that you are talking about daylilies and not asters so here goes. They do need lots of sun. If they are planted too deeply they will not bloom; a layer of heavy mulch that is too deep has the same adverse effect. They like loose, well-drained soil. Fertilize twice a season - first when they start to emerge in the spring and again in midsummer to sustain reblooming. The roots of nearby trees, shrubs, or even other perennials can rob your daylilies of nutrients and water, also preventing them from blossoming. Newly divided plants, especially if the divisions are small, can take a season or two to recover and begin to bloom again.
I'm having a problem telling new buds from spent seed heads. I'm dead heading the ones I can tell are spent, but there are numerous "buds" all around, making it hard to tell if it is putting out new buds. Help?
I bought a couple of potted asters last autumn. I fully expected them to die over the winter but put the pots in the garage on the off chance they might make it through (I am Zone 4 in northern Ontario). Surprisingly when I cut back all the dead wood I found one of them had resprouted. It is still in the pot and quite small. Should I leave it in the pot so it can go in the garage over winter, or put it in the ground?
That plant seems determined to live! By all means plant it outside so it can make new root growth and get established. It will stand a better chance of surviving the winters and coming back year after year to brighten your garden.