Falll Blooming Asters

carrie751(z7/8 TX)June 8, 2012

Anyone else have blooms on theirs at this time???

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ogrose_tx

Nope, not my Asters, but I don't know how many times I've deadheaded my mums but they are just determined they're going to bloom.

I've heard that Asters should be cut back in late June, is that right?

    Bookmark   June 8, 2012 at 9:56AM
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bossjim1

Yes, Carrie. Mine are blooming and have been for a month.
Jim

    Bookmark   June 8, 2012 at 11:15AM
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carrie751(z7/8 TX)

Is this common for yours to do this, Jim? It is the first time mine have bloomed this early. I also saw blooms on my Copper Canyon daisy this morning.
Sheryll, I do not cut my fall blooming aster back in June. It freezes back in the winter and I cut it back after that.

    Bookmark   June 8, 2012 at 12:30PM
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bossjim1

First time here also, Carrie. The mums always bloom in the spring and again in the fall, but not the asters. I have Philippine violets, which are normally a fall bloomer here, putting on blooms too.
Jim

    Bookmark   June 8, 2012 at 12:56PM
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roselee z8b S.W. Texas

The fall blooming aster bloomed here a few weeks ago. Copper canyon daisy has also been flowering since early spring as has Senna corymbosa that Carrie recommended. Shall we give the spring rains after a mild winter credit?

BTW, mums I've had through the years often bloomed spring and fall. The dark red one I have now passed along by Barbra is blooming.

    Bookmark   June 8, 2012 at 12:58PM
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carrie751(z7/8 TX)

All of my mums bloom now and in the fall EXCEPT the old fashioned ones that are not upright, and they bloom only in the fall. The color of this one that I have is white with a yellow center, and I find it quite attractive. It is definitely a "pass along" plant, and I am sure I have had it for many, many years.

    Bookmark   June 8, 2012 at 2:45PM
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ogrose_tx

Well, then, I'll just let the mums bloom! My Copper Canyon Daisy isn't blooming.

    Bookmark   June 8, 2012 at 3:28PM
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lucas_tx_gw

My asters are starting to bloom as well. Hope this doesn't stop them from blooming in fall whey they are really needed.

Teri

    Bookmark   June 8, 2012 at 9:55PM
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freshair2townsquare(z7/8, D/FW)

Carrie ~

Could this be another result of our no-hard-freeze winter? (along with early and worse allergens, and worse bug activity, etc)

~ freshair

    Bookmark   June 8, 2012 at 10:57PM
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carrie751(z7/8 TX)

I really don't know, Amy, but that is certainly a possibility...........not the norm for the plants and they are responding in this manner. And I agree, Teri, I hope this doesn't mean they won't bloom in the fall.......I so look forward to their beauty at that time of the year.

    Bookmark   June 9, 2012 at 8:40AM
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aufelipe

I think it's normal for mums to try to bloom now. Folk wisdom says pinch those buds off until July 4th. Then let them bloom.
I too have seen a few scattered blooms on Autumn Aster, which I assume is from the odd seasons this year. Don't know what, if anything, you're supposed to do about that. . .

    Bookmark   June 9, 2012 at 12:15PM
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PKponder TX(7b)

I meant to respond to this earlier. My Aster laevis or smooth leaved aster is blooming but not the Aster oblongifolius. It's been doing this for a couple of years and I still get a nice flush in the fall too.

Pam

    Bookmark   June 10, 2012 at 2:06PM
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carrie751(z7/8 TX)

That is good to know, Pam, as this is the first time mine has bloomed in the Spring.

    Bookmark   June 10, 2012 at 3:58PM
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