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KICKIN® Lilac Blue Aster

SKU: AM018961
per Plant - 3" Pot
No longer available this season.
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)
key features
Botanical Name
Symphyotrichum novae-angliae KICKIN® Lilac Blue
Growing Zones
Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8
Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Birds, Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Low Maintenance, Cut Flowers, Container Planting
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Mature Height
18-24" tall
Bloom Time
Late summer to fall


(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.