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Aster frikartii 'Monch'

Frikart's Blue Aster
  • Plant Type:
  • Perennial
  • Evergreen-Deciduous:
  • Deciduous
  • Overall Mature Size:
  • Medium
  • Mature Height & Spread :
  • 2' x 2'
  • Natural Growth Habit:
  • Rounded
  • Native To:
  • Asia, Europe, Hybrid
  • Exposure:
  • Full Sun
  • Water:
  • Medium Water
  • Flower Color:
  • Blue
  • Bloom Time:
  • Summer, Fall
  • Special Features:
  • Attracts Birds/Butterflies, Cold Hardy, Deer Resistant, Intermountain Conditions
  • Container Sizes:
  • #1
  • Sunset Garden Zones:
  • 2b-24


A gentle mounding habit and pretty daisy type flowers make Aster frikatrii ‘Monch’ a treat in the garden. Blossoms are about 2 ½ inches across, and range in color from pale blue to lavender, and regularly attract butterflies. To reduce the chances of crown rot, they need good drainage. Take care not to let them sit in boggy soil, especially over winter, and your efforts will be rewarded. ‘Monch’ has a longer blooming period than most Asters; the show of blooms begins in early summer and continues through fall. In mild climates, deadheading the spent blossoms can induce nearly year-round blooming.