Asters - A Flower for October
|'October Skies' Aster|
Asters are flowers that provide the last feeding opportunities for bees, butterflies, and other pollinators.
They are a vital source of nectar and pollen for migrating Monarchs and are perfect for fall borders and shrub beds.
I like asters mixed with grasses and late summer perennials such as Persicaria 'Taurus' (above) and Chocolate White Snakeroot (Eupatorium rugosum 'Chocolate'). Also with Agastache Tutti Frutti below:
The light purple 'October Skies' Aster shines when mixed with 'Autumn Joy' sedum, 'Karl Foerster' feather reedgrass, lady's mantle, lamb's ears, marigold tenuifolia.
Try asters mixed with marigold as shown above. Asters will make you glad in October.