Flowerbed with marigolds and asters in the garden closeup

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Flowerbed with marigolds and asters in the garden closeup

By Mary Ellen Ellis Asters are a gardener’s fall delight, blooming in August or September here in the U.S. These small, star-shaped flowers come in a variety of colors and are easy to grow perennials. To maximize the effect of your autumn garden, be sure you know the best plants to grow with asters as companions. About Companions for Asters There are several varieties of aster that you may have in your perennial beds: New England, aromatic, smooth, purple dome, New York, East Indies, calico, and others. All of these are characterized by fall blooms in colors ranging from white to purple to vibrant blue. They grow two to three feet (0.5 to 1 meter) tall and produce daisy-like flowers. Asters are showy, but they look best with the right companion plants to highlight their colorful abundance of blooms. It’s important to consider growing conditions when choosing aster companion plants,

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