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Aster Alert

 
Red Aster Alert, Aster dumosus, New York Aster

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Dwarf Aster Alert is a newer hybrid, growing to only 12 inches with brilliant red flowers and striking yellow centers. (Aster dumosus)

Zones 4 - 8
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Attract Butterflies
Attract Butterflies
Attract Birds
Attract Birds
Bee Friendly
Bee Friendly
Easy to Grow
Easy to Grow
Cut Flowers
Cut Flowers
Plants for Small Spaces
Plants for Small Spaces
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Mature Plant Size 10-12" tall, 12-16" wide
Bloom Time Late summer to fall
Size Plant - 2.5" pot
SKU 1ASTER
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Plant Information

The Dwarf Asters The famous dwarf aster group is one of the very best ways you can assure some fall bloom for your meadow or garden. Ive grown them all, and they are simple to handle, and hardy as oaks. They stay short and spread rapidly. In fact, if you want to do the work, after about two years, you can dig up two or three plants, and divide them into twenty...and then replant yourself a huge patch or yards of edging. Before bloom, they're neat low green tufts, so they're great plants all season long.

The dwarf Aster dumosis hybrids resulted from a cross between wild Aster nova novi-belgii, the much taller New York Aster, with another wild aster from the Pacific northwest.

SKU 1ASTER
Common Name New York Aster
Botanical Name Aster dumosus
Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Light Requirements Full Sun
Flower Color Red
Mature Height 10-12" tall
Estimated Mature Spread 12-16" wide
Bloom Time Late summer to fall
Planting Depth Crown of plant should rest just at or above the soil surface after watering in.
Ships As Potted Plant
Foliage Color Green
Planting Time Spring / Summer
Soil Type Clay Soil, Loamy Soil, Moist/Wet Soil
Soil Moisture Average, Moist/Wet, Well Draining
Advantages Deer Resistant, Attract Butterflies, Attract Birds, Bee Friendly, Easy to Grow, Cut Flowers, Plants for Small Spaces
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

Shipping

Shipping begins in late March based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first.

As soon as your order is placed you will receive an order confirmation email that will include your shipping information. We ship perennials and spring-planted bulbs at the proper planting time for your hardiness zone. Perennials and spring-planted bulb orders will arrive separately from seeds. If your order requires more than one shipment, there is no additional shipping charge. See our shipping information page for approximate ship dates and more detailed information. If you need express shipping or have any questions, please call Customer Service toll-free at (877) 309-7333 or contact us by email.

You will receive a second email the day your order ships telling you how it has been sent. Your order is scheduled to arrive at your door, fresh and ready to plant, usually within 3-5 days of leaving our warehouse, depending on your shipping address. We pack our plants to withstand up to 10 days in transit, in the event transit is delayed. We cannot guarantee arrival on a specific day. Please make sure to open your package upon receipt and follow the instructions included.

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American MeadowsAster Alert
 
4.2

(based on 10 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (4)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (5)
  • Healthy (5)
  • Accurate instructions (4)
  • Hardy (4)
  • Reliable growth (4)

Cons

  • Colors not as expected (3)

Best Uses

  • Outdoors (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid gardener (5), Getting started (4)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Beautiful Fall Flower

Of course, most of us want our plants to arrive like they look in the catalog. When they get there and are as small as they are, it's always a little underwhelming. Long-term...Read complete review

Of course, most of us want our plants to arrive like they look in the catalog. When they get there and are as small as they are, it's always a little underwhelming. Long-term it's better to arrive this size because the root system will be that much better once they do get to the size we all "want". I didn't know much about aster's at the time and made the mistake of not knowing they were more of a fall flower. This is completely fine I just didn't understand what I was purchasing. They are doing great now!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Easy to grow, but not red

I planted this last spring and by fall the plants were large and covered in blooms. My only disappointment was that the flowers were definitely purple and not at all red. They were...Read complete review

I planted this last spring and by fall the plants were large and covered in blooms. My only disappointment was that the flowers were definitely purple and not at all red. They were pretty, but I really wanted red.

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4.0

It has done well on the south side of my home in full sun.

By 

from Indianapolis, IN

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Pros

  • Accurate Instructions
  • Attractive
  • Healthy

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Outdoors

    Comments about American Meadows Aster Alert:

    It bloomed nicely in the fall and I was very happy with it.

    • Primary use:
    • Personal
     
    5.0

    Very nice bush

    By 

    from North metro Denver Colo

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    Pros

    • Accurate Instructions
    • Attractive
    • Hardy
    • Healthy
    • Nice We Love It

    Cons

    • Example Best Purchase Ev

    Best Uses

    • Lochbuie Colorado

    Comments about American Meadows Aster Alert:

    I placed these between the wine and roses bushes and they bloomed and looked really pretty, although they are still little they will get big each year and will be a gorgeous fit. Aster grows well and blooms in the fall, gorgeous bush.

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    5.0

    Easy to grow, great color

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    from Wilmington, DE

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    Pros

    • Attractive
    • Hardy
    • Healthy

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Outdoors

      Comments about American Meadows Aster Alert:

      Very easy to grow, good size blooms the first fall. Seems to be spreading nicely this year.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
       
      4.0

      Beautiful Fall Flower

      By 

      from Indianapolis, IN

      About Me Avid Gardener

      Pros

      • Accurate Instructions
      • Attractive
      • Fragrant
      • Hardy
      • Healthy

      Cons

      • Small In Size

      Best Uses

      • Outdoors

      Comments about American Meadows Aster Alert:

      Of course, most of us want our plants to arrive like they look in the catalog. When they get there and are as small as they are, it's always a little underwhelming. Long-term it's better to arrive this size because the root system will be that much better once they do get to the size we all "want". I didn't know much about aster's at the time and made the mistake of not knowing they were more of a fall flower. This is completely fine I just didn't understand what I was purchasing. They are doing great now!

      • Primary use:
      • Personal

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      Easy to grow, but not red

      By 

      from Minneapolis, MN

      About Me Getting Started

      Pros

      • Low Maintenance
      • Reliable Growth
      • Vivid Colors

      Cons

      • Colors Not As Expected

      Best Uses

        Comments about American Meadows Aster Alert:

        I planted this last spring and by fall the plants were large and covered in blooms. My only disappointment was that the flowers were definitely purple and not at all red. They were pretty, but I really wanted red.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        A very pretty plant

        By 

        from Manhattan, N.Y.C.

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        Pros

        • Long Bloom Time
        • Low Maintenance
        • Pest Resistant
        • Reliable Growth
        • Vivid Colors

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Containers
          • Raised Beds

          Comments about American Meadows Aster Alert:

          A very pretty plant with very pretty flowers...grew in no time.
          I have it in a clay pot and that seams to work well on the deck in morning sun.
          would buy more!

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Loaded with blooms, Big plant

          By 

          from Long Island, New York

          About Me Avid Gardener

          Pros

          • Long Bloom Time
          • Reliable Growth
          • Vivid Colors

          Cons

          • Colors Not As Expected

          Best Uses

            Comments about American Meadows Aster Alert:

            Even though the color did not match the photo,it is still beautiful! LOADED with blooms!

             
            3.0

            Not even close to red

            By 

            from Nashville, TN

            About Me Casual Hobbyist

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

              Cons

              • Colors Not As Expected

              Best Uses

                Comments about American Meadows Aster Alert:

                This is advertised as red flowering, but mine bloomed more ofa a lilac purple color.

                 
                4.0

                red,red, red

                By 

                from New City, NY

                About Me Avid Gardener

                Pros

                • Long Bloom Time
                • Low Maintenance
                • Reliable Growth
                • Vivid Colors

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Large Areas

                  Comments about American Meadows Aster Alert:

                  Reliable Fall color

                  (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  easy to grow

                  By 

                  from pennsylvania

                  About Me Getting Started

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Accurate Instructions
                  • Attractive
                  • Fragrant
                  • Hardy
                  • Healthy
                  • Versatile

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Garden

                    Comments about American Meadows Aster Alert:

                    easy to grow

                    • Primary use:
                    • Personal

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                    USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

                    To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

                    • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
                    • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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