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Forked (A. furcatus) – Aster furcatus – A perennial that can grow upto a height of 24 to 36 inches




Aster furcatus is a Perennial which can grow up to a height of 24 to 36 inches. It is also known as Aster furcatus f. elaciniatus, Aster furcatus f. erythractis, Aster furcatus var. elaciniatus, Eurybia furcata. Commonly it is also known as Heart leaved Aster. It is a woodland plant that is endemic to upper Midwest. The flowers of this plant are large and white in color. The flowers bloom from July to October. The plant is found in woodland edges, woodlots, railroads, dry oak-hickory woods. It is used in rock gardens, landscaping and attracts birds.
The plant grows in hardiness USDA zone of 4a-8b. This plant needs Full Sun to Woodland. The plant needs Wet to medium Soil Moisture. These varieties are now famous for asexual production by spread of rhizomes. The plant emerges to forty centimeters away from the parent plant. This plant has many clones and few individual plants. Forked Aster is a State Threatened plant. It is found in dry to mesic hardwoods, often on stream sides or slopes with dolomite near the surface.
The other species of this plant include: Solidago ulmifolia, Aster lateriflorus, Cinna arundinaceae, Elymus virginicus, Eupatorium rugosum, Fraxinus pennsylvanica, Helianthus strumosus, Iris shrevei, Oenothera biennis, Phalaris arundinaceae, Quercus alba, Ranunculus recurvatus, Scutellaria lateriflora, Smilax hispida, Tilia americana, Uvularia grandiflora, Verbena urticifolia and Verbesina alternifolia. This plant is a native of United States. This plant is known to be distributed in Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, southeastern Missouri and eastern Wisconsin. It is currently endangered in IA, IN and threatened in IL and WI.

Growing Conditions of Forked Aster

• The plant needs Wet to medium Soil Moisture.
• The plant grows in hardiness zone of USDA 4a-8b.
• Sow seeds on soil surface at 70F and water.
• The seeds are slow in germinating.
• Plant Spacing should be from 15” to 18”.
• The species prefers nitrogen rich and alkaline soils.
• Simply dig out half to two thirds of the plants and plant them.
• These varieties are now famous for spread of rhizomes.
• The plant emerges to 40cms away from the parent plant.

Caring for Forked Aster

• This plant needs Full Sun to Woodland.
• The plant needs Wet to medium Soil Moisture.
• The plant grows in hardiness zone of USDA 4a-8b.
• Asters are resistant to insects and disease.
• Treat early with organic or chemical insect repellents and fungicide.
• Avoid insect or disease problems occur.
• Choose a different spot each year to avoid the risk of Aster Wilt disease.
• Avoid overwatering the plant as this can cause rotting of the plant.





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