Monday, October 25, 2010

Aster, Not Purple Dome

Aster, Not Purple Dome

This Aster was sold as the cultivar ‘Purple Dome’, which is my favorite of the fall Asters. The true ‘Purple Dome’ has a small bushy habit and a great purple color. What I ended up with is a sprawly 3 foot high plant that flopped over and had bluish blooms. Oh well, it is too bad the people selling the plants couldn’t keep it straight. Next year these Asters will be pinched several times during the season with an eye towards keeping them under control. The flowers on this Aster are okay and it would have worked out okay if they hadn’t gotten so big.

1 comment:

Sree said...

Lovely colour , beautiful flower