The lands are lit with all the autumn blaze of golden rod, and everywhere the purple asters nod and bend and wave and flit. ~Helen Hunt
Did you get a bouquet of bright purple Aster flowers on your birthday this September? If not, you can plant them yourself and fill your house with Aster blossoms come next September.
Apart from morning glory, Aster is the birth flower of those born in the month of September. It comes in white, shades of pink and purple.
Aster flower symbolises the magic of powerful love that can ward off all things bad and evil. So you can even gift a bouquet of Aster to your loved ones this festive season of triumph over evil.
Also, plant some around the house. Growing Aster is easy as the plant needs little care.
Tips on how to plant Aster
Aster grows by its seeds and stems. You can either sow the seeds in the soil or cut few sturdy small stems and stick them in the soil.
It grows well in cool climate and moist soil. However, the soil should be well-drained and the spot should get slight sunlight.
Plant them in mid spring and wait for its full blossom in September. The starry shape flower is bright purple in colour. It blooms in bunch.
How to care for Aster plant
Water the plant daily. Keep the soil moist but well-drained.
Prune the budding leaves for thicker growth and cut the foliage after the bloom fades.
Remove weeds around it and build a support for the plant which weigh heavy when in full bloom.
Remember, too much water may damage the plant. Just keep the soil moist enough.