Aster Peter III. Photo Courtesy of Yoder.

Aster Novi-Belgii 'Peter III Blue'


Asters are a flowering perennial that provides a stunning amount of blooms in unique colors, for fall sales. The variety Peter III Blue is a late (North Sept 23-28), double flowering Lilac-Blue Aster that can be found in our #9 pot. The flower size for Peter III Blue is small and the variety is sold under the blue/lavender category on the Lucas order sheet.

USDA Zone: Zones 3 - 8

Color: Blue/Lavender

Interesting Notes:

The pollen on open Aster flowers often attracts bees. It is best for Aster to be sold when only a few flowers are showing color. This will reduce the amount of bees your customers have to fight off when purchasing the plants and ensures the customer of maximum home enjoyment.

Growing Tips for Homeowners:

Space 18-24 inches apart. Plant in location with at least a half-day of full sun with good soil drainage and air flow. Not recommended to plant near deck's, patio's or other social locations since they attract bees. Plant in landscape at same soil level as existing container. Water well after planting. Do not fertilize when plant is in bloom. Do not cut back old flowers and stems until following spring.

Characteristics & Attributes:


Attracts Wildlife:

  • Bees
  • Butterflies

Attributes:

  • Double Flower
  • Fragrant
  • Profuse Flowering

Critter Resistance:

  • Deer Resistant

Design Use:

  • Container
  • Woodland Edge
  • Border
  • Mass Planting
  • Edging

Exposure:

  • Full Sun

Foliage Color:

  • Green

Habit:

  • Upright
  • Compact Mounding

Season of Interest (Flowering):

  • Fall

Season of Interest (Foliage):

  • Fall

Soil Moisture:

  • Well Drained

Vigor:

  • Medium