The name aster is derived from the Greek word for “star” and its star-like flowers can be found in a rainbow of colours – white, red, pink, purple, lavender and blue, with mostly yellow centres.

When do these grow

Outdoor asters are planted in April – July and are at their blooming best between late-July to mid-September.

How about another interesting fact

Aster symbolizes patience, love, good luck and daintiness.

Flowers of aster were smoked in the past due to widespread belief that smoke of this plant protects against evil spirits.

Other Flowers

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