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Aster October Skies for Sale Online
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.
|Mature Height:||1.5 to 2 feet|
|Mature Width:||2 to 3 feet|
|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
We suggest when planting your newly purchased Aster October Skies plants that you dig a hole twice as wide as the root system but not deeper. Depending on the quality of your existing soil you may need to add a locally sourced compost or topsoil to the back-fill soil. We do not recommend using straight topsoil or compost as a back-fill soil because more times than not these products will retain entirely to much moisture and will cause the root system to rot. Adding compost or topsoil will help the young feeder roots to spread through the loose, nutrient rich soil, much easier than if you used solely the existing soil which more times than not will be hard and compacted. The most common cause of plant death after transplanting is planting the new plant to deep. That is why we do not recommend planting in a hole any deeper than the soil line of the plant in the pot. A good rule is that you should still be able to see the soil the plant was grown in after back-filling the hole. Aster October Skies does prefer drier soils in the winter.