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Learn about several plant varieties and the planting information for each zone.

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Aster (9 of 13)

Native, fall-blooming perennial with daisy-like flowers in a variety of colors.
Plant in full sun to partial shade; flowering is better in full sun
Plant in moist to average garden soil that is high in organic matter
Height: 2-3 feet; Width: 2-3 feet
Hardy in zones 4-8:
Zone 4: Plant in spring to prevent winter heaving; plant in full sun to light shade; mulch after first hard frost; avoid contact with salt; water when dry.
Zone 5: Plant in spring to prevent winter heaving; plant in full sun to light shade; mulch after first hard frost; avoid contact with salt; water when dry.
Zone 6: Plant in spring or early fall; plant in full sun to light shade; mulch in fall; water when dry.
Zone 7: Plant in fall; plant in full sun to partial shade; mulch in fall; water when dry.
Zone 8: Plant in fall; plant in full sun to partial shade; mulch in fall; water when dry.

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