Aster × frikartii ‘Wunder von Stäfa’

Frikart's aster

  • © Richie Steffen / Great Plant Picks

  • © Richie Steffen / Great Plant Picks

Outstanding Qualities

‘Wunder von Stäfa’ is a sister seedling of ‘Mönch’ and like its sister, it has an extraordinarily long bloom period, from late July into October. Its flower heads have lavender ray florets with a central disk of yellow. Strong stems keep this aster from flopping later in the season. This is one of the best asters for the summer border.

Quick Facts

Plant Type: perennial

Foliage Type: deciduous

Plant Height: 3 ft. 0 in. (0.91 meters)

Plant Width/Spread: 1 ft. 9 in. (0.53 meters)

Hardiness: USDA Zones 5 to 8

Flower Color: lavender

Sun/Light Exposure: full sun

Water Requirements: regular watering

Seasonal Interest: midsummer to autumn flowers

Wildlife Associations: bees, butterflies

Colors & Combos

Great Plant Combinations: Forsythia ‘Fiesta’, Hebe ‘Hinerua’, Colchicum autumnale, Scrophularia auriculata ‘Variegata’, Stipa gigantea

Great Color Contrasts: chartreuse, yellow, white

Great Color Partners: blue, pink, purple

Culture Notes
Grow Frikart’s aster in full sun and rich well-drained soil. Water at least once a week during the dry season. For strong stems use a minimal amount of fertilizer. Over-fertilizing can cause weak stems. Prune to the ground in autumn once flowering is finished and the leaves start to yellow.