Aster x frikartii ‘Monch’ (aster ‘Monch’) is a compact, bushy perennial with large blue-purple flowers with yellow centers from summer into fall.
It is our earliest blooming aster, helping to bridge the gap between summer and fall with its conspicuous flowers. Relatively short compared to most asters at only 2 ft, this is a good plant for massing in front of taller species that can push up past it.
|Botanical Name||Aster x frikartii ‘Monch’|
|Common Name||aster ‘Monch’|
|USDA Zone||5 thru 10|
|Light Requirement||Full Sun to Part Shade|
|Season(s) of interest||fall|
|Height and Spread||2-3ft x 1-1.5ft (60-90cm x 30-45cm)|
|Flower Color||Light Blue to Purple|
|Attracts Wildlife||Attracts Pollinators, Rarely Browsed by Mammalian Herbivores|
|Additional Information||Not Native to the US Midwest. Horticultural origin: introduced by Swiss hybridizer, Frikart|
|Location in Lurie Garden||Southwest Dark Plate|