The aster is a quintessential late summer and early autumn flower, adorning both flower gardens and indoor bouquets beautifully. They come in range of vibrant colors including autumn reds, yellows and oranges as well as bright white, purple, pink and even shades of blue. Here are some fun facts you might not have known about the aster:
1. Many Species That Boil Down to Two
While there are over 600 aster species, there are two main types best known in North America: the New York and the New England. These types are actually very similar; however, the New York variety grows a bit taller (up to four feet) and has a thicker stem and textured leaves.
2. The Sunflower’s Cousin
Many people mistake the aster for a daisy; however, the aster is actually a member of the sunflower family. Its yellow center is textured and made up of a network of extremely small mini-flowers called flowerets.
3. A Rich History
Asters were burned and smoked in ancient times as a means of warding off negative energy. They have been used in remembrance and also medicinally to treat headaches, colds and muscle aches.
4. Aster Meaning and Symbolism
The aster has been used to mark the passing of a loved one, but it is also associated with patience, lasting love, good luck and feminine energy.
5. September Significance
Not only is the aster a brilliant symbol of autumn; it is also the birth flower for those having birthdays in the month of September. Whether you want to mark a September birthday or a late summer or fall seasonal occasion, asters make an excellent gift idea.
Wishes Can Come True
Like a wish that’s come true on a beautiful autumn or late summer day, the Make a Wish bouquet will have them in good spirits all week long. This bright, cheerful and sunny flower arrangement brings a mix of asters, daisies, bright carnations and much more, and it’s adorned with a beautiful bow.
Sweeten Their Day with Sherbert
Making a splash is easy with the delightfully vivid Sherbert bouquet. It features a contemporary pop art mixture of colored flowers like asters and other bright blooms in yellow, orange, hot pink and green arranged in a sleek glass cube vase.
From late summer to the bounty of autumn, asters are the perfect flower for September birthdays and autumn occasions. Contact Blossom Flower Shops of White Plains or Yonkers with your aster questions or to place your order.