Aster plants are green bushes all season and then in fall, the handsome green foliage very nearly disappears, smothered by thousands of blooms. Butterflies and other nectar collectors love them. Use asters in the border and as summer hedges. They are quite positively the most spectacular thing about fall. Asters do their best with full sun, ample moisture, and fertile soil. The varieties below bloom Sept.-Oct.
ASPD A . 'Purple Dome' - Royal purple. 18" tall and wide. A must-have if ever there was one.