Summer asters - all about planting

Summer asters - all about planting

Does the summer aster like to grow in full sun?

The summer aster likes a location in full sun. She likes it light and warm. But a location in partial shade can still be an option for you. Furthermore, it is important to offer her an airy rather than a sheltered place.

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What properties should the floor have?

The soil at the site does not play an insignificant role either. It does not matter whether you plant the summer asters in the bed, in a pot or in the balcony box. It is important that the earth is permeable. It should also be:

  • fresh
  • nutritious
  • slightly damp
  • humic to sandy-loamy

When do you sow the summer asters?

Between March and May is the optimal period for sowing the summer asters. Anyone who decides to pre-grow at home should do it between March and April.

Direct sowing outdoors is possible from mid-May (summer asters cannot tolerate frost). If you do not have space for the preculture at home, you can also use the plant in the cold frame or greenhouse.

How do you go about sowing exactly?

To maintain robust plants, germination temperatures between 11 and 15 ° C are perfect! Two or three people put the seeds in a pot. The sowing depth should not exceed 1 cm. Keep the substrate moist! It takes an average of 2 to 4 weeks for the seeds to germinate.

When and how does this plant bloom?

Summer asters usually bloom in midsummer, from July. The flowers are colored pink, red, white, yellow or purple. The flowering period can last until October if dead flowers are removed regularly. After the flowering period, the annual plant does not need any care and can be disposed of.


When sowing, do not forget to separate the plants later to 15 to 25 cm!