1. nichelle

    nichelle Active Member 10 Years

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    Does anyone know the name of the aster that grows in an even, rounded mound - the one I saw had blue flowers with long, thin petals. My asters are the floppy, messy type. . .

    Thanks,

    Michelle
     
  2. Ron B

    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    Too many of these to tell from this description. Maybe you can spot same or similar now in bloom at a local outlet.
     
  3. Charles Richard

    Charles Richard Active Member 10 Years

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    There are so many forms as RonB has commented and for the flower form you saw, looking at nursery is a good idea.
    The asters that we have were quite floppy and leggy the first fall, but we prune them
    in the summer by atleast 1/3 - 1/2 to promote a more dense growth habit. If we do any further pruning, it is only pinching out growing tips, but not after July/Aug.
     
  4. runningtrails

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    Mine are the floppy messy type too. I think I will prune them nest year.
     

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