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Aster Alert

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

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Plant - 3" pot

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Details:

Zones: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Plant Size: 10-12" tall, 12-16" wide
Light: Full Sun
Bloom Time: Late summer to fall
Shipping: Shipping begins in late March based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first.

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Red Aster Alert, Aster dumosus, New York Aster
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Details
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 Season 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
Ships to Canada No
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Description

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.

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4.1

(based on 8 reviews)

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  • 5 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

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86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Reliable growth (4)
  • Vivid colors (4)
  • Attractive (3)
  • Hardy (3)
  • Healthy (3)

Cons

  • Colors not as expected (3)

Best Uses

No Best Uses
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid gardener (4), Getting started (3)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (3)

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5.0

Easy to grow, great color

By 

from Wilmington, DE

About Me Getting Started

Verified Reviewer

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

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          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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