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Aster, Purple Dome

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Short Description

Masses of purple flowers with bright yellow centers.

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The glory of autumn, this aster is native to much of eastern North America and is widely adapted and nearly pest-free. It's a dwarf cultivar that typically grows to be 18-24" tall and up to 3' wide, and sports purple 1 1/2" flowers with yellow centers. Butterflies love it.
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Zone This refers to the USDA hardiness zone assigned to each part of the country, based on the minimum winter temperature that a region typically experiences. Hardiness zone ranges are provided for all perennial plants and you should always choose plants that fall within your range.


Sun The amount of sunlight this product needs daily in order to perform well in the garden. Full sun means 6 hours of direct sun per day; partial sun means 2-4 hours of direct sun per day; shade means little or no direct sun.

Full Sun, Part Sun

Height The typical height of this product at maturity.

18 inches

Spread The width of the plant at maturity.

18-24 inches

Bloom Season The time of the year when this product normally blooms.


Resistant To Adverse garden conditions, such as heat or frost, deer or rabbits, that this product can tolerate well.


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    First Date: Mar-07 - Last Date: Jul-11
    First Date: Mar-28 - Last Date: May-16
Full Sun, Part Sun
18 inches
18-24 inches
Bloom Season
Resistant To
Ornamental Use
Beds, Borders, Cut Flowers
Planting Time
Fall, Spring
Life Cycle
Aster, Purple Dome is rated 3.9 out of 5 by 8.
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Is it slow growing? I bought this plant in early spring and it is now the beginning of summer. The plant has new growth but it is very small (maybe 3 inches high and 5 in in diameter). Some useful information for the company to include would be the time it takes for the plant to be full grown. Without that information, I do not know if there is a problem with the plant or if it just takes a while to grow.
Date published: 2018-06-21
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Didn't take off like I thought it would I'm going to try moving this to a sunnier spot. The plant was leggy and although there were several buds none of them ever bloomed. Hopefully it comes back this year!
Date published: 2018-02-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Going Strong I have not had this plant long, but it arrived looking healthy. It has really taken off, growing a lot in a short period of time. It has not bloomed yet, but it probably won't till later in the season. The only reason for the 4 instead of 5 is because I am not sure if it will bloom this season, but I'm sure if not this, next.
Date published: 2017-07-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from High Plant Quality Easy to grow. Good quality plant. Enjoying them in the garden.
Date published: 2017-07-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So pretty. I bought two plants last year and planted in the fall. This year they grew in nicely and bushy and are currently in full bloom.
Date published: 2016-09-20
Rated 2 out of 5 by from So tiny These plants just arrived and they are tinyl. I imagine they will probably survive and eventually be fine (since they're perennials), they might even flower a little this year. Another reviewer said they received a plant on the verge of flowering, so this is what i was expecting--a mature plant. These are seedlings. Next time I'll just order seeds and start them myself. Not impressed.
Date published: 2015-04-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Shipped beautifully! I just opened the box. The plants were very well packaged but easy to remove without damaging them. I ordered four plants and they all arrived in excellent condition. They are strong, well-rooted and covered with healthy foliage. One already has purple blooms peaking out. There were just a few leaves at the bottom that needed to be removed from a couple of plants. That's to be expected. I will let them rest in my kitchen window for a day or two then plant them in front where they will get morning and early afternoon sun. I can't wait to see how they do. I know they will make lots of friends with my neighbors. Thank you!
Date published: 2013-09-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from beautiful asters Purchased these last spring. Were quick growing and were in full bloom by late summer. This spring I thought that they were dead! Then I cleaned off dead growth and they started growing bigger that the were last year. Now this summer they again are full of bloom . Cant wait till they bloom again. Oh also the butterflies love these and are drawn to them. Good purchase exactly what I wanted!
Date published: 2013-07-30
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