Stiff Leaved Aster

Ionactis linariifolia

Regular price $14

Container size:
4.5 in. wide x 5 in. deep / 32 fl. oz.

Next crop ready:
2023

Stiff Leaved Aster is a low-growing perennial that has conifer-like leaves and explodes into bloom in early fall with hundreds of sky-blue flowers with yellow centers.

  • Compact growing habit
  • Drought tolerant
  • Pollinator favorite

Details

  • 12 to 18 inches tall and wide
  • Perennial that dies down in the fall and emerges again in the spring
  • Hardy in USDA hardiness zones 6, 7, and 8

Flowering period

In central North Carolina, flowering begins in September and continues for about three weeks.

How to grow

Stiff Leaved Aster is easy to grow and thrives in a wide variety of well-drained soil and tolerates full to part sun.

Care and maintenance

Cut plants down to ground level any time after a hard frost.

Where to plant

Along paths and at the front of borders.

When to plant

Spring and fall are the best times for plants and gardeners.

Spacing

18 inches apart when planting in groups.

When will my plant flower?

Plants purchased and planted in spring should flower in September.

Native habitat and range

Dry savannas, sandhills, and other dry habitats throughout much of eastern United States.

Source and origin

Plants are grown from cuttings from plants in Moore County, NC.

States Orders up to $50 Orders $51 to $100 Orders over $100
AL, DE, GA, KY, MD, NC, OH, PA, SC, TN, VA, and WV $14 $16 $18
AR, CT, FL, IL, IN, LA, MA, MI, MO, MS, NH, NJ, NY, RI, VT, and WI $16 $18 $20
IA, KS, ME, MN, OK, and TX $18 $20 $22
CO, NE, ND, and SD $20 $22 $24

 

Sorry, we can't ship plants outside of the continental United States or to AK, AZ, CA, HI, ID, NM, NV, OR, UT, and WA due to agriculture restrictions.

When will my order be shipped?

The week your plants will be shipped is displayed in the shopping cart before you complete your order.

Can I place an order and have it shipped at a later date?

Sorry, plants are shipped within two weeks of placing an order.

Is it okay to plant in the winter?

Yes, as long as the soil is not frozen. Planting native perennials in winter and early spring gives your plants a head start before the summer heat arrives.

What if it’s too cold to plant where I live, but I want to buy a plant before it sells out?

Dormant plants can safely be kept in a basement, garage, or cool room until you are ready to plant in late winter or early spring.

How will my plants get delivered?

Almost all orders are shipped on Monday or Tuesday via UPS Ground, which depending on the destination takes between 1 to 4 days.

Are your plants shipped in their containers?

Yes, all our plants are shipped in their growing containers. The majority are grown in containers that are 4.5 inches wide by 5 inches deep and 32 fl. oz. / 946 ml in volume.

Do you guarantee your plants?

We guarantee our plants to be healthy, ready for planting and correctly named. We are not able to guarantee whether a plant will grow in your garden as there are too many circumstances that are beyond our control.
On rare occasions, a plant shipped dormant may fail to emerge from its dormancy. If this happens, please let us know. If you are concerned about a plant, please contact us within 14 days to let us know. If we can’t help you make it grow, we’ll send you a new plant or issue a refund.

Can I return my plants?

You can return your plants if you no longer want them once they arrive. To receive a refund (minus 15% restocking fee) the plants must be returned in good condition. Return shipping is the customer’s responsibility. 

Can I cancel my order?

Yes, you can cancel your order. Please visit our terms and service page for details.

What about sales tax?

We propagate our own plants and are not required to collect North Carolina sales tax.

Where can I find information about your plants?

Here are some FAQ on how we grow plants.