Dwarf asters are hardy annuals, often known as China asters, they make wonderful cut flowers and patio plants in a brilliant range of colours. Unlike the perennial asters that flower in autumn these annual asters are short, bedding plants that will brighten up the summer garden to keep flowering until the frosts. Grow asters in a sunny position in moist but well drained soil in beds, borders and containers.. Perform well in patio pots, colour bowls and mixed container plantings, producing 2.5 to 3-in./5 to 7-cm, double blooms.
Not recommended for landscape plantings.