Purple aster picture
In the purple aster picture above I think they look very similar to a daisy. They're a genus in the family Asteraceae and there are about 180 species. The name aster comes from the ancient Greek word meaning star. Looking at them you can see why they got that name. This perennial's bloom size varies from 1 inch to 5 inches and some of these plants can get as high as 8 feet tall. Full sun locations are probably the best areas for planting the aster. Flowers can be blue, lavender, pink, purple or white. They're great as cut flowers and make great container plants.
|Plant Type - Perennial||Light - Full sun|
|Zones - 3 to 8||Size - 18" to 4' high - 12" to 3' wide|
|Bloom time - Late summer to fall||Tips - Plant bulbs in the fall|