Flower facts all about asters

Of all the flowers you will find at your local or online florist, asters are one of the most popular. Due to their size, they are often used as mass or filler flowers, depending on the size of the bouquet. They are available in various colours which means that it’s fairly easy to find the right fit for your arrangement. Here are some interesting flower facts about asters that you may not know.

Interesting names

One of the most interesting flower facts about asters is the fact that they are also called “September” or “Monte Casino” blooms. They are part of the asteracae family which is the second largest of all flower families.

Bloom season

Another one of the most important aster flower facts to keep in mind is that they are usually perennials. This means that they grow and produce blooms year after year. They will usually take on a less than appealing appearance during the winter months but they will come right back to life when the weather warms up again. There are also some types of asters that are biennials. This means that the plant will not produce flowers during its first year of growth but you can expect a spectacular show in the second year.


Since asters are known to bloom during the autumn months, they are often associated with the month of September – hence the name. If you are celebrating your 20th wedding anniversary, the most important of all flower facts to keep in mind is that the aster is associated with this year of marriage. While you might not opt for a bouquet that consists solely of asters, you can always have your florist include them in the arrangement for that sentimental and traditional touch.

Fabulous foliage

Another advantage of including asters in your bouquet is the fact that these stems will usually have plenty of leaves. This means that you will not need to add too much foliage to your bouquet. Of course, just like any arrangement, you will need to remove any leaves that will end up inside the vase since this will help reduce the rate at which bacteria grows in the water and it will also mean that the stem will not use too much energy on keeping those leaves alive.

Impressive variety

As mention in the flower facts above, there are many different varieties of aster blooms. Some of them are hardy enough to tolerate harsh conditions such as drought. There are also many varieties that hold up well even in very cold weather. If you are planning on growing asters in your garden, it’s important to choose the right variety for your weather conditions.

With these flower facts in mind, you will be able to choose the right asters for your bouquets as well as your garden. It will also be a great talking point when entertaining guests and you are in need of an ice breaker.