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Monch Frikart's Aster

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Aster Frikartii Monch is an easy growing nectar plant that adapts well to many growing conditions without complaint. Lavender-blue flowers with daisy-like petals and golden yellow centers burst into bloom in late June, lasting through September and often until the first frost. Fast-growing, this bushy plant is known for its early blooms, disease-resistant foliage and unusual color. (Astilbe frikartii)

Zones 5 - 10
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Attract Butterflies
Attract Butterflies
Bee Friendly
Bee Friendly
Easy to Grow
Easy to Grow
Cut Flowers
Cut Flowers
Extended Blooms
Extended Blooms
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Mature Plant Size 24-36" tall, 18-24" wide
Bloom Time Early summer to fall
SKU ABL32XX

Plant Information

24-36" tall x 18-24" wide. Aster ‘Frikartii Monch’, also known as Frikart’s Aster and Wonder of Staffa is one of the earliest-blooming asters to be found. A standout in border plantings and in the cottage garden, this light lavender-blue variety attracts a flurry of pollinator activity to its nectar-rich blooms. Healthy, deep-green foliage is quick-growing and resistant to disease, lending a sense of fullness to beds. Covered in flowers for much of the season, Frikartii Monch prefers full sun and average soil but will settle for part shade and a moister site. Winter hardy to zone 5.
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ABL32XX
22PER (Plant - 3" pot) - Out of stock.
AFL3231 (Plant - 3.5" pot) - Out of stock.
Common Name Frikart's Aster Monch
Botanical Name Aster x frikartii Monch
Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Light Requirements Full Sun
Flower Color Purple
Flower Size 2" Flowers
Mature Height 24-36" tall
Estimated Mature Spread 18-24" wide
Growth Rate Medium
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
Foliage Dark green rough disease-free leaves.
Planting Time Fall
Soil Type Clay Soil, Loamy Soil, Moist/Wet Soil
Soil Moisture Average, Moist/Wet, Well Draining
Advantages Deer Resistant, Attract Butterflies, Bee Friendly, Easy to Grow, Cut Flowers, Extended Blooms
Ideal Region Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, Southwest, West, Pacific Northwest
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

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5.0

Pretty and simple

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from Newark, NJ

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Pros

  • Accurate Instructions
  • Attractive
  • Fragrant
  • Hardy

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Garden
    • Lawn
    • Outdoors

    Comments about American Meadows Monch Frikart's Aster:

    Planted in June and full flower in September. Bloomed through the first snow in December!

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    5.0

    I love this Aster!

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    from Greenville, SC

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    Pros

    • Long Bloom Time
    • Low Maintenance
    • Vivid Colors

    Cons

    • Needs To Be Staked

    Best Uses

    • Cut Flowers
    • Raised Beds

    Comments about American Meadows Monch Frikart's Aster:

    I really like this plant.

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    5.0

    It's amazing!

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    from Vermont

    About Me Casual Hobbyist

    Pros

    • Fragrant
    • Long Bloom Time
    • Low Maintenance

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Border Control
      • Raised Beds

      Comments about American Meadows Monch Frikart's Aster:

      This is a great product!

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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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