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.
|Aster x frikartii ‘Monch’
|5 thru 10
|Full Sun to Part Shade
|Season(s) of interest
|Height and Spread
|2-3ft x 1-1.5ft (60-90cm x 30-45cm)
|Light Blue to Purple
|Attracts Pollinators, Rarely Browsed by Mammalian Herbivores
|Not Native to the US Midwest. Horticultural origin: introduced by Swiss hybridizer, Frikart
|Location in Lurie Garden
|Southeast Light Plate, Southwest Light Plate