Planting notes: As soon as you see aster plants in the nursery, snatch them up and plant them in late summer or early fall. This will give them a good chance to get established before the first frost, which increases their chances of returning the following year.
•Prepare your soil with organic material to make sure it's rich and loamy.
•Because sizes can vary, follow the instruction on the tag or seed packet regarding spacing.
•Be extra sure to keep the plants watered during blooming season.
•Deadhead to keep your plant blooming as long as possible.
•When the plant dies back as winter approaches, cut it back to the ground.