The gardener's eye

The Gardener's Eye

Thursday, September 30, 2010

October Skies on the Last Day of September

Aster oblongifolius 'October Skies' Forms a Low Hedge

Aster oblongifolius 'October Skies' is a small aster with bountiful deep blue flowers from late September through October. It is very tolerant of drought. It best feature is its luxurious habit. It grows about 18" x 18" and forms an excellent low hedge.


  1. A lovely aster I used to grow, before I started gardening on wet mud. Why is it so hard to some blues with a camera?

  2. James,
    I was surprised at what a nice form this aster took on. Not sure how to capture this blues! Thanks for the comment.

  3. Oh my, that's a nice one. I love the draping - nice form plus it would cover any aster-ish black legs :)

  4. Hi Cyndy,
    I have found 'October Skies' to be a good choice in front of other taller asters with nasty legs. Thanks for commenting.



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