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Aster frikartii Monch

Aster Frikartii Monch is the most popular and easiest to grow aster of them all. Blooms from early summer to fall. (Aster frikartii)

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Plant - 3" pot
Plant - 3" pot

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Zones: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Plant Size: 18-24" tall, 18-24" wide
Light: Full Sun
Bloom Time: Early summer to fall
Shipping: Shipping begins in late March based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first.

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Purple Aster frikartii Monch, Aster frikartii, New York Aster
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Common Name New York Aster
Botanical Name Aster frikartii
Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Light Requirements Full Sun
Flower Color Purple
Mature Height 18-24" tall
Estimated Mature Spread 18-24" wide
Bloom Time Early 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, Extended Blooms
Ships to Canada No
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This is a world-famous plant, and a great perennial for American gardens from Zone 6 south.. It is not a North American aster like many of the others. And unlike the American native asters, it doesn't wait until fall to bloom. Aster frikartii or Frikart's Aster blooms from early summer to fall, adding great color for a long period. Wonderful lavender/blue flowers are about 2 1/2 inches across and cover the plant.

This is the aster you see at garden centers every year grown much like a chrysanthemum--nice neat rounded plant about a foot tall in full bloom. However, once you put it in the ground, it forms a bushy plant about 2-3 ft. tall, and gives you months of color and cut flowers. It is a spectacular bloomer in gardens all over the south and along the northern Pacific coast.

The story of this plant is interesting. It is a cross between two aster species A. amellus from eastern Europe and A. thomsonii from the Himalayas. The cross was made by Karl Frikart in Switzerland around 1920. Ever since, various versions of this fantastic success have been created and named. The cultivar Monch is the most famous, but another similar one, Wonder of Staffa is also well-known. A more recent one is called Floras Delight. They're all Frickart's aster, and they're all beautiful.

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I love this Aster!


from Greenville, SC

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  • Long Bloom Time
  • Low Maintenance
  • Vivid Colors


  • Needs To Be Staked

Best Uses

  • Cut Flowers
  • Raised Beds

Comments about American Meadows Aster frikartii Monch:

I really like this plant.


It's amazing!


from Vermont

About Me Casual Hobbyist


  • Fragrant
  • Long Bloom Time
  • Low Maintenance


    Best Uses

    • Border Control
    • Raised Beds

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

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    As soon as your order is placed you will receive a confirmation email. You will receive a second email the day your order ships telling you how it has been sent. Some perennials are shipped as potted plants, some as perennial roots packed in peat.  The ‘Details’ tab describes how that item will ship. All perennials and spring-planted bulbs are packaged to withstand shipping and are fully-guaranteed. Please open upon receipt and follow the instructions included.

    Perennials and spring-planted bulbs are shipped at the proper planting time for your hardiness zone. Perennial 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.

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