(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.
|Item Package Size|
Plant - 3" Pot
New England Aster KICKIN® Lilac Blue
Symphyotrichum novae-angliae KICKIN® Lilac Blue
4, 5, 6, 7, 8
|Estimated Mature Spread|
Late summer to fall
Crown of plant should rest just at or above the soil surface after watering in.
Narrow, lance shaped leaves.
Loamy Soil, Clay Soil, Average Soil, Well-Drained Soil, Moist/Wet Soil
Average, Moist / Wet, Well Draining
Attract Butterflies, Attract Birds, Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Low Maintenance, Good For Containers
Great for rain gardens.
Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, West, Southwest, Pacific Northwest
Spring / Summer
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