Symphyotrichum (Aster) novi-belgii 'Professor Anton Kippenburg'

Dwarf Aster

Tips for Homeowners:

Pinch plants before mid-summer to make more bushy, or staking may be necessary. Divide every 2-4 years.

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This long-blooming perennial adds great late season color in the garden and is particularly good to use in moist gardens.

  • Lavender-blue, daisy blooms with yellow center
  • A favorite for color in the fall
  • Good mildew resistance

Best used in areas where it can naturalized or in the perennial border.

Height: 10-15 in
Spread: 15-24 in
Zone: 4-8
Color: Blue

Interesting Notes about Dwarf Aster:

The species is a well-known native perennial found in moist, well-drained soils where there is good air circulation. It does have a tendency for powdery mildew if the air circulation is poor or it is kept too dry for too long.

Characteristics & Attributes


  • Ground Cover
  • Low Maintenance
  • Great Foliage
  • Border or Bed
  • Naturalizing
  • Mass Planting
  • Cut Flower/ Foliage

Foliage Color:

  • Green


  • Full Sun
  • Partial Sun

Attracts Wildlife:

  • Attracts Pollinators
  • Attracts Humming-birds
  • Attracts Butterflies

Critter Resistance:

  • Deer Resistant


  • Mounding

Season of Interest (Flowering):

  • Fall
  • Summer

Soil Moisture:

  • Average Water