The Dynamic Colors Of The Aster Flower

Aster Flower

The vibrant and colorful Aster Flower has over 170 species that will compliment and add spectacular color and incredible textures to any tropical garden.

The Name Aster comes from the Greeks ἀστήρ (astér), which means star, that came about because of the bursting star shape of the flower.

Some of the most popular Aster species and names of flowers are Stokes Aster, heath aster, Aster Novae Angliae, Callistephus Chinensis, and even Michaelmas Daisy is one of the spectacular aster's and the Callistephus chinensis were introduce to the Americas from china thats how it got its name.

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If you are looking to add lots fo color in your garden that is easy and doesn't take a lot of fuss, then try these beautiful Asters that come in so many colors fro a bold splash of color.

Generally these are annual flowers which mean that annual flowers will die back after one season or for one year, which means you will have to re plant new plants next year, there are Perennial varieties as well which will come back for several years and usually grow larger. The Aster Michaelmas Daisy, are perennial plants.

As you will see in the flower pictures below of the different species of Aster flowers they are quite beautiful and are great for filling empty spaces in tropical gardens because of the bright colors and they are generally very inexpensive opposed to some exotic and rare tropical flowers.

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This is the Michaelmas Daisy

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Above is Aster Novae Angliae

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Stokes Aster Flowers

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New England Aster

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Asters In Chateau De Cormatin Burgundy France

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Caring for and Growing your Flowers

Aster's are fairly easy to grow, they do well in rich to average soil. The soil needs to be a well draining soil, not one that stays muddy or constantly moist. The soli needs to be more on the dry side.

Remember to think ahead when you plant your flowers, because once they become established they really take off and can grow up to 2 to 4 feet tall and just as wide.

If you are growing them from seeds don’t burry them just press the seeds int the soil they need the sun for germination. Then soak it thoroughly the first time, they germinate fairly quickly.

If planting already established plants to your landscape, plant them about 18 to 24 inches apart so that they don’t over crowd each other.

Make sure to plant them in either full sun or in an area that gets little shade for shorts periods during the day.

You can always expect brilliant colors and different shades of blue, white, purple, white, red, and several shades of pink flowers to brighten your landscape and home.

No matter what color the flower the center of the aster will always be a bright yellow color with lots of texture.

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