(Aster fastigiatus)

Common Name Latin Name Plant Family
Aster fastigiatus
Compositae

None known

  • Medicinal Use

    Febrifuge. The root is used in the treatment of dysentery, epilepsy, plague and to allay the effects of overeating[178, 218].

  • Edible Use

    Young leaves – boiled[105].

  • Cautionary Notes

    None known

Cultivation & Habitat

Seed – surface sow in spring in a cold frame. Do not allow the compost to become dry. Pre-chilling the seed for two weeks can improve germination rates[134]. Germination usually takes place within 2 weeks at 20¡c[134]. When large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and plant them out in the summer. Division in spring or autumn[200].
Succeeds in most good garden soils[1], preferring one that is well-drained and moisture retentive[200]. Prefers a sunny position[200]. There is some confusion over nomenclature, the reports below on the plants uses could refer to A. fastigiatus. Ledeb. non Fisch. which is a synonym for A. haupti. Ledeb[200]. Most species in this genus seem to be immune to the predations of rabbits[233]. Hybridizes freely with other members of this genus[200].
E. Asia – China, Japan, Korea, Siberia.

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