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Aster alpinus var. vierhapperi

Also called Vierhapper's Aster


More About Aster alpinus var. vierhapperi

  • AKA Aster culminis
  • Low-growing ground cover with green foliage
  • Pale to dark purple flowers
  • Short-lived perennial sustaining itself through seeding
  • Fluffy seed heads appear after the flowers are finished
  • Suitable for rock gardens or front borders
  • Bloom Time: Late spring throughout the summer

Interesting Notes:

Native to Ontario

Zone:

4

Height:

20-25 cm

Spread:

25-30 cm

Colour:

Purple
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Alpine Aster Growing and Maintenance Tips

Grow in a moderately fertile, average to dry, well-drained soil, in full sun or light shade. Alpine asters may develop foliar diseases if placed in hot, humid sites with poor air circulation. They flourish in cooler summers.


Aster alpinus var. vierhapperi Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Butterflies
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Drought Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Native to Ontario
Native to Ontario
Ground cover
Ground cover
Rock garden
Rock garden

Soil Moisture

Well-drained
Average to Dry Soils

Growth Rate

Medium

Flowering Time

Lt. Spr-Sum
Summer

Habit

Compact
Dwarf

Foliage Color

Green

Landscape uses

Border/edging
Naturalizing