aster ‘Monch’

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’
Family Asteraceae
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 Southeast Light Plate, Southwest Light Plate


Average Flowering Time