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Aster alpinus

Common name alpine aster
Family asteraceae
Life cycle perennial (Z2-9)
Flowers pink (late spring-summer)
Size 6-12"
Light sun-part shade
From seed germinate at room temperature
detailed seed-starting info below

Ha! This one appears to have escaped the taxonomical onslaught on asters, and has been spared renaming to Symphyotrichum or Eurybia! It's a little aster with nice pink flowers, just right for the rock garden. We grew it many years ago, and are now re-establishing it from seed.

We left this plant behind in our Pennsylvania garden (and wish it well); we don't grow it in Houston.

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Seed-starting details for this plant

  1. Seed from NARGS '09/'10 exchange. Baggy 70F (71%G, 5-7d)
  2. Seed from NARGS '12/'13 exchange. Baggy 70F (75%G, 7d)

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