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Big Leaf Aster Seeds


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Also known as "Largeleaf Aster," this tall beauty has lavender flowers, large heart-shaped leaves. Perennial.

Zones 3 - 8
Light Requirements
Half Sun / Half Shade
Half Sun / Half Shade
Full Shade
Full Shade
Mature Plant Size Up to 60" tall (5')
Bloom Time Fall
Size Packet

Plant Information

This is one of the more showy of the wild asters from eastern open woodlands and fields. Often growing to over 5 ft., the plants make quite a show when in bloom each fall. Blooms have lavender rays (petals) and bright yellow centers. Dependable perennial, and great for very late color in a wild garden, when almost everything else is gone.
Common Name Big Leaf Aster
Botanical Name Aster macrophyllus
Seed Life Cycle Perennials
Light Requirements Half Sun / Half Shade, Full Shade
Flower Color Purple
Mature Height Up to 60" tall (5')
Bloom Time Fall
Ships As Seed
Seeds Per Pound 43200
Seeds Per Packet 200
Soil Moisture Average, Well Draining
Soil Type Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil, Acidic Soil
Native To North America
Native To Eastern United States
Ideal Region Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, Southwest, West, Pacific Northwest
Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Is It Storable? Yes- You can store your seed in any cool (not freezing) dry place that is not subject to extreme temperature variations.
Non-GMO Yes
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada Yes


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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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