Aster x frikartii ‘Monch’

(Aster 'Monch')


Hardiness Zones:

 10a  10b  5a  5b  6a  6b  7a  7b  8a  8b  9a  9b

Quick Overview:

?Monch? features 2? diameter daisy-like flowers with lavender blue rays and yellow centers. Flowers are borne in profusion on a compact, multi-stemmed plant typically growing to 2? tall with a loose, bushy, open habit. Flowers freely from early summer to fall. Oblong leaves (to 2.5? long) are dark green, rough and disease-free. This is one of the four original hybrids (A. amellus x A. thomsonii) from the German hybridizer Frikart, the other three being ?Jungfrau?, ?Wonder of Staffa? and ?Eiger?.

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Easily grown in average, medium, well-drained soils in full sun to part shade. Pinching back stems in late spring will lower overall plant height, but will also delay bloom onset. Not reliably winter hardy throughout USDA Zones 5 and 6A where it may be advisable to grow plants in protected locations and leave spent flowering stems in place over winter. A light winter mulch will also help protect crowns. Cut stems to the ground in early spring before new growth appears. Wet soils in winter can be fatal.

Additional information

Common Name

Aster 'Monch'

Botanical Name

Aster x frikartii 'Monch'


1 gallon

Evergreen or Deciduous


Hardiness Zone

10a, 10b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b

Growth Rate


Light Requirements

Part-sun, Sun


2 to 3 ft.


1 to 1.5 ft.

Soil Condition


Water Needs


Blooming Period

June to September

Flower Color

lavender blue



Foliage Color


Deer Resistant


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