Aster Blue Moon
Bloom Color - Purple
Light Requirements Full Sun - Part Shade
Soil Tolerance - Normal, loamy
Common name - Chinese Aster ‘Lilliput Blue Moon’
Plant Classification - Half hardy annual
Minimum Height - 45 cm
Maximum Height - 60 cm
Only once in a blue moon will you find a flower like this! To get all this color, unusual form, and compact habit into one package is just amazing! This Aster is just 2 feet tall, but sports massive disks of dark and light blue all summer, adding eye-catching color to the sunny garden and electrifying your vases!
The large pompons are 2 to 3 inches wide and simply crammed with petals. A large centre promotes deep, cool color, surrounded by a circle of short, closely-set light purple petals. And best of all, these blooms arise all over the plant, for weeks on end.
The rich purple shades complement just about any garden design
This fabulous flower which is easy and fast to grow is quite irresistible to butterflies and bees. It does best in moist, well-drained soil. Lilliput Blue Moon is wilt-tolerant, but all Asters do better if grown in different soil each year, so for subsequent plantings, change the location a bit