As you probably know, there’s nothing better than getting a gift that grows. And with Valentine’s Day and spring just around the corner, we thought it would be fun to put together DIY Garden Gifts for friends, significant others, kids, and more. These seed starting kits are super easy — and in… Read More →
Reliable, late-season flowers supply nectar into fall frosts
Asters are famous for their late-season blooms, and are even known to continue flowering after frosts have appeared in late fall. These hardy natives sport star-shaped, daisy-like blooms that provide essential food to a slew of native pollinators – just when they need it most. You’ll have many choices with regards to plant height and flower head size, as well as bloom color. Options range from white to pink all the way to purple, with some two-toned and tinged varieties in the mix. Asters do well in average soils with access to full sun.
Aromatic Aster is one of the longest-blooming native asters, blooming up to two months in one season. The gorgeous, violet flowers add charm to any garden or meadow and delight the late season garden with prolific blooms. Growing to be about 1-3’ tall, this native perennial can be planted in a smaller perennial garden or in a prairie or meadow. All of the seed we handle at American Meadows is non-GMO, neonicotinoid-free and guaranteed to grow. Perennial. Learn More →
Daisy-like, white flowers provide vital nectar and pollen for butterflies and bees. Heath Aster is native to the United States and grows to be about 2’ tall, delighting with numerous blooms in the late summer meadow. This easy-to-grow perennial is drought tolerant and thrives in dry, clay soil, preferring as much sun as possible. All of the seed we handle at American Meadows is non-GMO, neonicotinoid-free and guaranteed to grow. Perennial. Learn More →
This elegant purple beauty is native to the U.S. and drought tolerant, thriving in dry areas including rocky ledges and meadows. Smooth Blue Aster prefers full sun and is a vital source of nectar and pollen for a variety of pollinators, including butterflies and bees. All of the seed we handle at American Meadows is non-GMO, neonicotinoid-free and guaranteed to grow. Perennial. Learn More →
Our Awesome Aster Seed Collection contains five different native Aster varieties, offering gorgeous late season blooms that attract pollinators to the garden. This collection is extremely easy to grow and provides blooms in the second season and for years after. All of the seed we handle at American Meadows is non-GMO, neonicotinoid-free and guaranteed to grow. Learn More →
False Aster is a prolific bloomer, providing hundreds of small, white blooms on each plant from late summer until frost. This native wildflower is also an important source of pollen for butterflies, bees, wasps and more. False Aster tolerates moist to wet soil, making it a great choice for a rain garden. (Perennial) Learn More →