Telford & Topton, PennsylvaniaPerennials
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Aster 'Raspberry Swirl'
Common name   Dwarf aster
Hardiness Zone   3 - 8
Sun   Sun to Part Shade
Soil   light - medium
Flower color   raspberry-pink
Bloom time   Early fall
Height   2'
Spread   2'

General Culture:
Asters prefer full sun and a rich well drained soil. This Aster grows vigorously and is mildew-resistant.Does well in sandy or clay soil. Generally tolerates poor soils and some drought. Pinching is not required due to compact size. Plants do not come true from seed, so consideration should be given to cutting back stems after flowering to prevent self-seeding.
Noteworthy Characteristics:
‘Raspberry Swirl’ is a compact aster that typically grows in a mounded clump to 24" tall. Raspberry-pink flowers (to 1” across) bloom in late summer to early fall. Glossy dark green leaves have excellent disease resistance.
No serious insect or disease problems. Reportedly has excellent mildew and rust resistance.
Sunny locations. Also may be grown in containers.