Aster dumosus 'Wood's Blue'

Wood's Blue Aster

Categories: Herbaceous Perennial

This member of the Wood's Aster group has the typical low rounded habit and profuse blooming associated with all three. 'Wood's Blue' has perfectly clean foliage, and in the early fall it is covered with clear, medium blue flowers with gold centers. 


Bred for compact habit, long bloom period and heavy flowering, all of the Wood's Asters are outstanding pot crops and should be used far more often as a sturdy perennial alternative for mums.


Height:

12-15 inches

Spread:

1-3 ft

Hardiness Zone:

4-8

Aster dumosus 'Wood's Blue' Characteristics

Attributes

  • Dried Flower
  • Mass Plant
  • Border
  • Cut Flower / or Foliage

Exposure

  • Sun Tolerant
  • Part Sun/Part Shade

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Medium

Nature Attraction

  • Butterflies

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Fall
  • Late Summer

Soil Moisture Needs

  • Dry
  • Average

Flower Color

  • Gold
  • Blue

Habit

  • Upright
  • Spreading