KICKIN® Lilac Blue Aster

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KICKIN® 'Lilac Blue' Aster is an autumn herald, blooming in late summer with hundreds of pale purple flowers that attract butterflies and bees through fall. This native cultivar has captured the late season color and pollinator power that we love in full-size Asters in a compact, bushy habit with longer-lasting blooms. KICKIN® 'Lilac Blue' Aster is a long-lived perennial that is deer and rabbit resistant. (Symphyotrichum novae-angliae)
Zones 4 - 8
Attract Butterflies
Attract Birds
Deer Resistant
Low Maintenance
Good For Cut Flowers
Good For Containers
Rabbit Resistant
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Mature Height 18-24" tall , 18-24" wide
Bloom TimeLate summer to fall
Item Package SizePlant - 3" Pot

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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Plant Information
(18-24” tall x 18-24” wide) KICKIN® 'Lilac Blue' Aster offers all the pollinator power of a full-sized perennial in a more manageable package that’s suitable to the front or middle of garden beds, and even in containers! If you’re tired of pinching asters to keep them within bounds, or tired of staking the ones you forgot to pinch, KICKIN® 'Lilac Blue' Aster is for you! The narrow, lance-shaped leaves are deep green and provide other earlier bloomers with an attractive backdrop as the growing season progresses. In late summer, buds open at the tips of the stems to reveal hundreds of classic lilac flowers with yellow centers. Each flower buzzes with an incredible amount of pollinator activity through an exceptionally long bloom period. Plant KICKIN® 'Lilac Blue' Aster in average, well-drained soils in full sun for best bloom. Though KICKIN® 'Lilac Blue' can cope with some drought, soils that tend towards the moist side are best for this Eastern native perennial.
More Information
Item Package Size
Plant - 3" Pot
Common Name
New England Aster KICKIN® Lilac Blue
Botanical Name
Symphyotrichum novae-angliae KICKIN® Lilac Blue
Patent Number
4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Flower Color
Mature Height
18-24" tall
Mature Spread
18-24" wide
Growth Rate
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
Narrow, lance shaped leaves.
Soil Type
Average Soil, Clay Soil, Compost Enriched Garden Loam Soil, Well-Drained Soil
Soil Moisture
Average, Moist / Wet
Attract Butterflies, Attract Birds, Deer Resistant, Low Maintenance, Good For Cut Flowers, Good For Containers, Rabbit Resistant
Additional Information
Great for rain gardens.
Ideal Region
Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, West, Southwest, Pacific Northwest
Planting Time
Spring / Summer
Neonicotinoid Free
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada

No longer available this season.

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