How To Grow and Care For Hardy, Aromatic Hardy Asters

attractive blooms of the hardy aster

Symphyotrichum oblongifolium (sim-fy-oh-TRY-kum ob-long-ee-FOH-lee-um) is a wild, native member of the Asteraceae family of plants.  This perennial wildflower is native to North America and grows in various natural settings throughout

Michaelmas Daisy: How To Grow and Care For Aster Novi-belgi

Flowering Michaelmas Daisy

Symphyotrichum novi-belgii (L.) G.L.Nesom [sim-fy-oh-TRY-kum, NO-vee BEL-jee-eye] is a flowering plant type species commonly known as Aster novi-belgi and Michaelmas daisy.  The plant comes from the Aster family Asteraceae that includes: Aster

Growing China Aster: Caring For Callistephus Chinensis

Colorful China Asters in full bloom.

China Aster – Callistephus chinensis [kal-LISS-teff-us chi-NEN-siss] is a member of the Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) family. The plants’ genus name refers to two Greek words: “kalli”, which means beautiful and “stephos”,