Purple Aster from Seed and Wild Asters
I saw a picture of a beautiful purple daisy-like flower on the internet, somewhere. Turns out, the owner was more than happy to send me some of these purple aster flower pods originating from Alabama.
The next week, some wild aster flowers popped up near the road. They're wee in size but pretty. I'm falling in love with asters.
Do I need to overwinter the Alabama purple aster seeds for growth next year or is it better to wait and cold stratify a few weeks before spring?
I'm sorry. I have no details on which variety it is.
In addition, I wonder if I can pull up the wild asters safely and plant them in better soil? I'd love to give them the opportunity to get much larger and care for them so they will come up every year. They're only coming up because of the rain that reached us.
How deep do I need to prepare the beds for either?
Note: The pods from the Alabama Asters are about the size of nickels. So, I'm guessing it is a medium-sized aster flower.
Thanks Lisa (lol) *hugs*