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Sapphire Mist Aster dumosus

Exposure
  • Sun

The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).

Flower Season
  • Fall
Mature Size
16" 12"
Height
12 - 16"
Spread
8 - 12"
  • Details

    Features

    Don't JUST keep up with the Joneses. LEAPFROG them.

    Blue and yellow daisy flowers cover the foliage from August to October, making a cushion of color

    Award Winner
    Fall Interest
    Deadheading Not Necessary
    Drought Tolerant
    Attracts: 
    Butterflies
    Resists: 
    Deer

    Characteristics

    Plant Type: 
    Perennial
    Height Category: 
    Medium
    Garden Height: 
    12 - 16 Inches
    Spacing: 
    18 - 24 Inches
    Spread: 
    8 - 12 Inches
    Flower Colors: 
    Purple
    Flower Shade: 
    Lavender
    Foliage Colors: 
    Green
    Foliage Shade: 
    Green
    Habit: 
    Mounded
    Container Role: 
    Filler

    Plant Needs

    Light Requirement: 
    Sun
    Maintenance Category: 
    Easy
    Bloom Time: 
    Late Summer
    Bloom Time: 
    Early Fall
    Bloom Time: 
    Mid Fall
    Bloom Time: 
    Late Fall
    Hardiness Zones: 
    4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b
    Water Category: 
    Average
    Uses: 
    Container
    Uses: 
    Landscape
    Uses Notes: 

    Plant alone or in combinations in all container types and landscapes

    Maintenance Notes: 

    Self-cleaning, no deadheading necessary.

    A dense growth habit, disease resistance, and nonstop blooms are just some of Sapphires many virtues. The large, fluffy, lilac blue flowers with yellow centers create a cloud of color.

    A dense growth habit, disease resistance, and nonstop blooms are just some of 'Sapphire's many virtues. The large, fluffy, lilac blue flowers with yellow centers create a cloud of color.

    Sapphire Mist Aster dumosus 'Kiestrbl' USPP 16,083, Can 2,312
  • 18 Awards

    Award Year Award Plant Trial
    2009 Best of Breed Winter North Carolina State, JC Raulston Arboretum
    2009 Best of Breed Winter North Carolina State, JC Raulston Arboretum
    2009 Best of Breed Winter North Carolina State, JC Raulston Arboretum
    2008 Best of Breed for Winter North Carolina State, JC Raulston Arboretum
    2008 Best of Breed for Winter North Carolina State, JC Raulston Arboretum
    2008 Best of Breed for Winter North Carolina State, JC Raulston Arboretum
    2006 Knock Your Socks Off University of Georgia
    2006 Knock Your Socks Off University of Georgia
    2006 Arboretum Approved Dallas Arboretum
    2006 Knock Your Socks Off University of Georgia
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