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Genus: A

Acanthus
bear's breech
Acorus
sweet flag
Actinidia
hardy kiwi fruit; bower vine; kolomikta vine; tara vine
Adiantum
northern maidenhair fern
Agastache
Giant hyssop
Ajuga
Bugleweed
Akebia
five-leaved akebia
Allium
onion; chives
Ammophila
American beachgrass
Amphicarpaea
hog peanut
Amsonia
Arkansas blue-star; blue star; thread-leaf blue star; willow amsonia
Andropogon
big bluestem; turkey-foot
Anemone
Canada anemone
Antennaria
pussytoes
Anthoxanthum
sweet vernal grass
Apios
Indian potato; groundnut
Aquilegia
Columbine
Aralia
sarsparilla
Arctostaphylos
bearberry; kinnikinick
Arenaria
Arisaema
Aristolochia
Armeria
sea pink
Aruncus
Goatsbeard
Arundinaria
canebrake bamboo; large cane; small canebrake bamboo; southern cane; switch cane
Arundo
giant reed; Italian reed; cana brava
Asarum
Wild ginger
Asclepias
butterfly weed; swamp milkweed
Asimina
pawpaw
Aster
aster
Athyrium
lady fern
Atrichum
(moss)

Next: B

Catalog as of February 04, 2010

Aster

(Compositae - daisy family)
Somewhere between 250 and 500 species of mostly summer- and fall-flowering perennial herbs. Many of these are popular ornamentals. The following native species are well suited to meadows and wild gardens. Can't ship to CA, OR, or WA.

carolinianus peren • ht to 10' (with support) • zones 5-9

climbing aster


native, fragrant, dry - moist, sun - part shade
se US

An interesting, vine-like aster with narrow, grayish-green leaves. Bears an abundance of pink to pale purple flowers beginning in August. Flowers peak in their showiness in October, and can last through November in milder climates. The sweet almond scent of the flowers is strongest on sunny days. Climbs trellises or other structures with ease, sometimes reaching a height of 10'. Stems that are not killed by the winter should not be cut back in spring to encourage bushier growth.

cat # 6O2C
$9.95 each / 3+, $9.50 ea


cordifolius peren • ht 2-5' • zones 4-8

blue wood aster


new, native, dry - moist, sun - part shade
e North Amer

Clouds of small, daisy-like asters (to ¾" diameter) with pale blue rays and yellow centers bloom, often profusely, from late summer to early fall. Leaves are sharply-toothed, with the lower ones being heart-shaped (to 5" long) and the upper ones being smaller and more ovate. Grows in rich, dry or moist woodlands, bluff bases, stream banks and moist ledges. Flowers are attractive to butterflies. Deer resistant.

cat # 6O2D
$8.95 each / 3+, $8.50 ea


Aster divaricatus - Sep 9 Aster divaricatus - Aug 24 Aster divaricatus - Aug 24 Aster divaricatus - Aug 28
divaricatus peren • ht 2' • zones 4-8

white wood aster


native, ground cover, sun - shade
e US

A woodland species with heart-shaped leaves. Clusters of white flowers about 1" across appear in late summer. Prefers moist soil and partial shade. Makes an interesting ground cover.

cat # 6O2E
$8.95 each / 3+, $8.50 ea


laevis peren • ht 2-4' • zones 4-8

smooth aster

Aster laevis - Sep 20 Aster laevis - Sep 20


native, dry - moist, sun - part shade
e and cent N Amer

Brings forth a profusion lavender-blue flowers in late summer and early fall. Notable for its clean-looking, almost waxy-smooth leaves.

cat # 6O2I
$7.95 each


Aster lateriflorus - Sep 17 Aster lateriflorus - Sep 20 Aster lateriflorus - Sep 17 Aster lateriflorus - Sep 17
lateriflorus peren • ht 3' • zones 3-8

calico aster


native, sun
e and cent N Amer

Tiny leaves and a dense growth habit distinguish this species. Multitudes of small white flowers with yellow and purple centers appear in late summer and fall.

cat # 6O2J
$8.95 each


Aster linariifolius - Sep 20 Aster linariifolius - Sep 20 Aster linariifolius - Oct 2
linariifolius peren • ht 1-1½' • zones 3-9

stiff aster; bristly aster


native, rock garden, dry - moist, sun
e and cent US

With its very narrow, closely spaced leaves, this unusual Aster looks almost like a small conifer when not in flower. Clusters of blue-violet flowers appear in late summer or fall. A fine native species, it is tolerant of poor, dry, sandy or rocky soil.

cat # 6O2K
$8.95 each


Aster novae-angliae - Sep 17 Aster novae-angliae - Sep 20 Aster novae-angliae - Sep 17
novae-angliae peren • ht 4-5' • zones 3-9

New England aster


native, moist - wet, sun - part shade
N Amer

Upright, with clusters of deep purple flowers 1-2" across in late summer and early fall. A showy plant; one of the best of the native asters. Very attractive to butterflies, while in flower.

cat # 6O2M
$7.95 each


Aster novae-angliae 'Roseus' - Sep 9 Aster novae-angliae 'Roseus' - Sep 20 Aster novae-angliae 'Roseus' - Sep 20 Aster novae-angliae 'Roseus' - Sep 17 Aster novae-angliae 'Roseus' - Sep 18 Aster novae-angliae 'Roseus' - Sep 20
novae-angliae 'Roseus' peren • ht 4-5' • zones 3-9

pink-flowered New England aster


native, moist - wet, sun - part shade

Like the species, above, but with pink flowers. Complements the purple form nicely. Very attractive to butterflies, while in flower.

cat # 6O2N
$7.95 each


puniceus peren • ht 4-7' • zones 3-9

swamp aster

Aster puniceus - Oct 3


native, moist - wet, sun - shade
e and cent N Amer

A clump-forming species with light purple flowers 1 to 1" across in late summer and early fall. A well-grown plant of this species can be outstanding when in flower.

cat # 6O2P
$8.95 each / 3+, $8.50 ea


simplex peren • ht 5' • zones 4-8

panicled aster


native, moist - wet, sun - shade
e and cent N Amer

Bears numerous white flowers ¾" to 1" across from late summer into fall. Spreads to form a colony.

cat # 6O2S
$8.95 each


spectabilis peren • ht 1-2' • zones 4-8

showy aster

Aster spectabilis - Sep 4


native, rock garden, dry - moist, sun - part shade
e US, MA to SC

The combination of relatively short stature and large (to 1½" across), showy, violet-purple flowers make this a particularly desirable species for cultivation in gardens. Blossoms in late summer and fall. Should have plenty of sun for best flower production. Often grows naturally in dry, sandy soil, and is quite tolerant of such conditions.

cat # 6O2T
$9.95 each