Aster scaber -
|Range:||E. Asia - China, Japan|
Aster scaber will flower in February to April. the seeds ripen from March to May
The flowers from this plant are hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and they are pollinated by Bees, flies, beetles, lepidoptera, self
Soil InformationAster scaber will grow in light (sandy),medium (loamy),hard (clay) soil. It is / is important for the soil to be well drained.
The soil prefers the following PH / acid levels :
- pH of less than 6, Acidic soils
- pH between 6 and 8, Neutral soils
- pH greater than 8, Basic soils
Aster scaber prefers moist soils
Ideal Planting LocationsAster scaber should not be planted in shady areas.
Woods and thickets in hills and low mountains all over Japan.
Planting places suited to this plant described below.
- Grows within a woodland garden
- Works within dappled Shade
- Can be planted in Cultivated Beds
Cultivation DetailsSucceeds in most good garden soils, preferring one that is well-drained and moisture retentive. Prefers a sunny position. Most species in this genus seem to be immune to the predations of rabbits. Hybridizes freely with other members of this genus.
Edible Uses** See disclaimer
Edible Rating: 1/5
Young plant[105, 177]. No more details are given.
- Leaves -
Medicinal Uses** See disclaimer
Medicinal Rating: 0/5
PropagationSeed - surface sow in spring in a cold frame. Do not allow the compost to become dry. Pre-chilling the seed for two weeks can improve germination rates. Germination usually takes place within 2 weeks at 20°c. When large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and plant them out in the summer. Division in spring or autumn. Very easy, larger divisions can be planted straight into their permanent positions whist smaller clumps are best potted up and kept in a cold frame until they are growing away well.
Known HazardsNone known
Other UsesNone known
Cultivarsno recorded cultivars
ReferencesFlora of Japan. (English translation)
Author: Ohwi. G.
Publisher : The standard work. Brilliant, but not for the casual reader.
Date of Publication : 1965
The New RHS Dictionary of Gardening. 1992.
Author: Huxley. A.
Publisher : Excellent and very comprehensive, though it contains a number of silly mistakes. Readable yet also very detailed.
Date of Publication : 1992
Flora of Japan
Publisher : An on-line version of the flora - an excellent resource.
Date of Publication : 0
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