• Aster October Skies in the fall garden
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Aster October Skies

Aster oblongifolius 'October Skies'

The lavender-blue flowers of Aster October Skies completely cover the sweetly scented foliage. Blooming in late summer to early fall bringing cool crisp color to hot days.

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A glowing cloud of color in mid-Fall. Aster oblongifolius October Skies is shorter, bushier, and bluer than Aster Raydons Favorite. Long after most flowers are gone, and even fall mums start to fade; these bright beauties glow in the garden.

Long after most flowers have faded, and even fall Mums are starting to lose color, the lavender-blue flowers of Aster October Skies continue to light up the garden. October skies is shorter, bushier, and bluer than other Aster oblongifolius.  Combine the wonderful aster with sedums and ornamental grasses for a truly exceptional fall garden.


Growzone: 5-8 Aster October Skies Hardiness Zones 5-8
Hardiness Zone: 5-8
Mature Height: 1.5 to 2 feet
Mature Width: 2 to 3 feet
Classification: Flowering Perennial
Sunlight: Full Sun to light shade
Habit: Upright, clump forming
Flower Color: Lavender blue
Flowering Season: Mid Fall to late fall
Foliage: Green-gray, sweetly scented
Soil Condition: Prefers dry, average to slightly moist soil, wont tolerate wet soil in winter
Water Requirements: Water well until established.
Uses: Extremely attractive when used as a focal point in the mixed border, mass planting. Attracts pollinators.

How to Care for Aster October Skies

Be sure to read our planting instructions to ensure a healthy and happy plant for years to come!


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