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Q.Blue Aster Never Flowers

Zone Wawick, R.I. 02889 | Anonymous added on July 19, 2022 | Answered

I have had a Blue Aster in my garden for 3 years, the first year it did have great flowers, but it never flowered again. The area that it’s in, is great soil, and it receives afternoon sun!

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GKH_Susan
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Answered on July 30, 2022

That is odd. Are you cutting it back so it's not so tall? If so, that could inhibit blooming if it is cut beyond early summer. Cutting asters and mums back should be done by the end of June and no later. They benefit from pinching until then, too.

They do benefit from full sun. If it only gets west sun, that is just half a day. Here is more:

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/asters/pruning-aster-plants.htm

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/asters/aster-plants-dont-bloom.htm

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/asters/blue-aster-varieties.htm

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