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Uses

Edible uses

Notes

Young leaves - boiled[1].

Leaves

Material uses

There are no material uses listed for Aster fastigiatus.

Medicinal uses(Warning!)

Febrifuge. The root is used in the treatment of dysentery, epilepsy, plague and to allay the effects of overeating[2][3].

Unknown part

Ecology

Ecosystem niche/layer

Ecological Functions

Nothing listed.

Forage

Nothing listed.

Shelter

Nothing listed.

Propagation

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[4]. Germination usually takes place within 2 weeks at 20°c[4]. When large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and plant them out in the summer. Division in spring or autumn[5].

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Cultivation

Succeeds in most good garden soils[6], preferring one that is well-drained and moisture retentive[5]. Prefers a sunny position[5].

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[5]. Most species in this genus seem to be immune to the predations of rabbits[7].

Hybridizes freely with other members of this genus[5].

Crops

Problems, pests & diseases

Associations & Interactions

There are no interactions listed for Aster fastigiatus. Do you know of an interaction that should be listed here? edit this page to add it.

Polycultures & Guilds

There are no polycultures listed which include Aster fastigiatus.

Descendants

Cultivars

Varieties

None listed.

Subspecies

None listed.

Full Data

This table shows all the data stored for this plant.

Taxonomy
Binomial name
Aster fastigiatus
Genus
Aster
Family
Compositae
Imported References
Edible uses
Medicinal uses
Material uses & Functions
Botanic
Propagation
Cultivation
Environment
Cultivation
Uses
Edible uses
None listed.
Material uses
None listed.
Medicinal uses
None listed.
Functions & Nature
Functions
Provides forage for
Provides shelter for
Environment
Hardiness Zone
2
Heat Zone
?
Water
high
Sun
full sun
Shade
no shade
Soil PH
Soil Texture
Soil Water Retention
Environmental Tolerances
    Ecosystems
    Native Climate Zones
    None listed.
    Adapted Climate Zones
    None listed.
    Native Geographical Range
    None listed.
    Native Environment
    None listed.
    Ecosystem Niche
    None listed.
    Root Zone Tendancy
    None listed.
    Life
    Deciduous or Evergreen
    ?
    Herbaceous or Woody
    ?
    Life Cycle
    Growth Rate
    ?
    Mature Size
    Fertility
    Pollinators
    Flower Colour
    ?
    Flower Type











    References

    1. ? 1.01.1 Tanaka. T. Tanaka's Cyclopaedia of Edible Plants of the World. Keigaku Publishing (1976-00-00)
    2. ? 2.02.1 Stuart. Rev. G. A. Chinese Materia Medica. Taipei. Southern Materials Centre ()
    3. ? 3.03.1 Duke. J. A. and Ayensu. E. S. Medicinal Plants of China Reference Publications, Inc. ISBN 0-917256-20-4 (1985-00-00)
    4. ? 4.04.1 Rice. G. (Editor) Growing from Seed. Volume 2. Thompson and Morgan. (1988-00-00)
    5. ? 5.05.15.25.35.45.5 Huxley. A. The New RHS Dictionary of Gardening. 1992. MacMillan Press ISBN 0-333-47494-5 (1992-00-00)
    6. ? F. Chittendon. RHS Dictionary of Plants plus Supplement. 1956 Oxford University Press (1951-00-00)
    7. ? Thomas. G. S. Perennial Garden Plants J. M. Dent & Sons, London. ISBN 0 460 86048 8 (1990-00-00)
    8. ? Ohwi. G. Flora of Japan. (English translation) Smithsonian Institution (1965-00-00)
    9. ? www.foj.info Flora of Japan ()