Aster 'October Skies' in its glory

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Aster 'October Skies' in its glory

Postby Chris_W » Sep 25, 2009 5:57 pm

Aster 'October Skies' is my favorite Aster - flowers like crazy, doesn't flop over (so long as the soil isn't too wet or rich), and hasn't had any disease issues for us, like other asters sometimes can. It starts flowering in September and keeps going well into October, and I've even seen it weather through frost and snow yet continue to flower.

It also doesn't have any major self-seeding issues. I've only had a few self-sown seedlings around after growing it here for 5 years.

Enjoy :)

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Re: Aster 'October Skies' in its glory

Postby nanny_56 » Sep 25, 2009 7:06 pm

Oh...I need that...that is exactlu what I am looking for! I am looking for something that will bloom right now into October. Do you sell that one?? Never mind... yes you do! :lol:
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Re: Aster 'October Skies' in its glory

Postby Chris_W » Sep 25, 2009 7:24 pm

Yup, I'm not growing that whole row just for my own enjoyment, though I really do like them :D
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Re: Aster 'October Skies' in its glory

Postby Spider » Sep 26, 2009 5:33 am

Lol Chris! Although they are pretty in that row. :D I love Aster but don't have room to add more, I think that one is my favorite color.
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Re: Aster 'October Skies' in its glory

Postby R. Rock » Oct 02, 2009 12:02 pm

Hi,
That is a nice rpresentation of 'October Skies'! :D :o :D
I agree w/ all the "hype" :lol: you gave it.
Seems to me it should be in a class by itself.
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Re: Aster 'October Skies' in its glory

Postby gamekeeper » Oct 05, 2009 11:45 am

I have a couple of these and my daughter liked it so much l dug one up for her and even with the stress of transplanting etc it still bloomed /is blooming.The brightest spot in my garden right now.
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