10 Easy-Growing Asters
Add a touch of color to the garden with these low-maintenance flowers
(Aster frikartii ‘Mönch’)
Looking for plumes of purple in your garden? This aster grows nearly year-round in clumps mounding up to two feet tall.
(Erigeron glaucus 'Cape Sebastian')
Primed for coastal regions, this California native makes a great pick for gardeners seeking a soft, daisy-like look.
(Aster cordifolius ‘Little Carlow’)
Try these heat-tolerant, violet-blue blooms in your annual summer garden.
(Erigeron karvinskianus ‘Santa Barbara’)
These low-water, white and pink flowers make great borders for pathways. Plant in the fall for colorful rewards come spring!
Bring on the trellis for this ten-foot beauty. Both deer-tolerant and butterfly-friendly, these asters bloom high from September through November.
Fitting for a range of conditions, this fall-blooming, scented perennial tolerates clay, dry, rocky, or sandy soil and coastal conditions.
(Aster nove-angliae ‘September Ruby’)
Those interested in an autumn accent color can plant this reliable variety for blooms from September until first frost.
(Symphyotrichum oblongifolium ‘Fanny Aster’)
Fluffy and full, this low-growing, bushy showstopper makes a gorgeous groundcover when in bloom.
(Asteriscus maritimus ‘Compact Gold Coin’)
These Mediterranean natives are low-water, drought-tolerant groundcovers and grow well in most soils, especially in seaside conditions.