Thursday, December 18, 2008

Climbing Aster




My Climbing Aster started blooming about a week and a half ago. And what a sight to see! Not only does it flower like crazy, attracting all kinds of little pollinators, Asters are also a host plant for the Pearl Crescent and American Painted Lady caterpillars. A very cool plant, I think it might be my new favorite.

8 comments:

Darla said...

That looks pretty indeed. Thank you for the info on it being a host plant, I am getting my list together to enlarge my butterfly garden, any other tips would be very much appreciated!

Dani said...

Darla, if you get a chance go and buy Florida Butterfly Caterpillars and Their Host Plants. I have this book at home and it's one of the best.

Darla said...

thank you Dani!

Sandcastle Momma said...

I want to come and live in your yard. Your flowers look so pretty.

S N B said...

I love asters, too. I had a giant plant that had to be moved and barely survived at all, so I bought one this fall that has a larger more showy (from a distance) flower. I put it where I can see it off the deck. It has been out there blooming for weeks. I haven't even deadheaded it and it just keeps going. The old tiny flowered one was great in arrangements, so I am hoping this one will take off too.

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lisaschaos said...

I love Aster! Pretty you lucky girl!

Dani said...

ScMomma, it would be great if we all lived close.

SnB, congrats to your sons on their graduation, you must be so proud!

Paulie, no problem.

Lisa, I can't wait till this one goes to seed, then I can grow alot more.