Prefers moist to saturated soil. Germinating seedlings are killed by 2 days
of inundation. Mature plants can tolerate short periods of shallow flooding.
Panicled Aster is more tolerant of inundation than New England Aster.
Provides waterfowl cover.
Used in upper shoreline zone and as upland slope buffer stabilization. Also
used in vegetated swales.
Availability, Establishment, and Maintenance
Transplants, achenes, and rootstocks are available from several commercial
Moist stratification benefits germination of achenes, but this cold
treatment may not be required.
Drill or broadcast achenes in the fall and cover them lightly with soil.
Mature plants may be divided in the late fall or early spring.
Most Asters studied germinate readily at 70o F.
Can be very weedy and aggressive.
Aster Aster lanceolatus (A.
Nutrient Load Tolerance
Flowering Color and Time
August to September