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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
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Mature Plant Size 10-12" tall, 12-16" wide
Bloom Time Late summer to fall
Size Plant - 3" pot
SKU 1ASTER
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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
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

Shipping is based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first.
Zone 6-11 - orders ship the week of May 9th, 2016
Zones 1-4 - orders ship the week of May 16th, 2016

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American MeadowsAster Alert
 
4.2

(based on 9 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

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88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

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

Cons

  • Colors not as expected (3)

Best Uses

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

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5.0

Very nice bush

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from North metro Denver Colo

About Me Getting Started

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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

About Me Getting Started

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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.

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    • Personal
     
    4.0

    Beautiful Fall Flower

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    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!

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    • Personal

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    Easy to grow, but not red

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    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

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      from Manhattan, N.Y.C.

      About Me Avid Gardener

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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

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        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

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                from pennsylvania

                About Me Getting Started

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                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Garden

                  Comments about American Meadows Aster Alert:

                  easy to grow

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                  • 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.
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