HOW TO GROW BLUE ASTER TALL FROM SEEDS
Compost should be mixed into the soil before planting. Germination of asters can be uneven when they are grown from seed. Seeds can start growing indoors in the winter by sowing them in pots or flats and storing them in the refrigerator for four to six weeks to simulate winter dormancy. Germination is triggered by this period of colder weather. A sunny spot in your home is the best place for seeds sown one inch deep in the soil. Young plants should be planted outside after the danger of frost has passed. You should space asters one to three feet apart, depending on the type and size of the plant.
CARE FOR BLUE ASTER TALL AFTER GERMINATION
At the time of planting, make sure plants have plenty of water. After planting, mulch the soil to keep it cool and prevent weeds. Water your tiny plants regularly during the summer if you receive less than 1 inch of rain per week. Despite this, many asters are moisture-sensitive; if they are given too much or little moisture, they will often lose their lower leaves or not flower. If your plants are losing flowers, watch for stressed plants and try a different watering method. Support tall varieties to prevent them from falling over.
USES AND HEALTH BENEFITS OF BLUE ASTER TALL
The plant's roots were used in soups, and the young leaves were boiled lightly and eaten as greens. In the old days, Iroquois people used a combination of aster, bloodroot, and other medicinal plants as a laxative. Aster root was used topically by the Ojibwa to treat headaches. During the late season, asters and goldenrods attract many pollinating insects. They deliver food and shelter for birds and small animals that feast on the seeds and refuge in the dried stalks during the winter.
Note: Information provided for guidance only, as cultural practices and climatic circumstances vary.
- Product: Blue Aster Seeds
- Season: Late spring
- USDA Zones: 4-8
- Maturity: 4-6 Weeks
- Soil Type: Loamy soil
- Temperature: 18° - 21° degrees Celsius
- Scientific Name: Symphyotrichum ericoides
- Kingdom: Plantae
- Clade: Tracheophytes, Angiosperms, Eudicots, Asterids
- Order: Asterales
- Family: Asteraceae
- Tribe: Astereae
- Genus: Aster
- Use: Beneficial Flower
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