Water Wise Plants
2 ft. to 3 ft. wide and 18 in. to 3 ft. tall
Very Low: water deeply several times a summer
Full to half sun
Purple, pale blue or white
Maintenance- Design- Planting Tips
California aster looks best if regularly deadheaded. After it is done blooming in the fall, shear it back to the ground to keep a tidy look in the garden. The plant will cheerfully return when winter is over.
PADG notes: California aster spread very rapidly even without supplemental water. It might work better in a situation where a rapidly spreading plant is needed for erosion control rather than in a small, mixed perennial bed.
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