Asters are mound forming perennials with dark green foliage. Their heights can vary from 12" to 36". With some of the taller varieties, needing a bit of support when blooming.
With some of the taller varieties, I have resorted to snapping off new growths in early summer (June), to help keep them more compact.
Many of my Asters and Chrysanthemums look a lot like a peeled banana from the recent heavy rains. They haven't quite recovered from the beatings yet and are still a little floppy.
|Aster novi-belgii 'Marie III' & Pieris japonica 'Variegata'|