CULTIVATION _ Asters are most often used now as filler in bouquets and as a delicate accents in gardens. They grow best in rich, wet soil in direct sun _ partial shade, and should be thinned and replanted every two years. Because Asters grow in thick bunches, they can be separated and replanted in gardens in the spring. Asters bloom from mid summer _ early fall and are a perfect choice for a fall wedding bouquet.
With the massive increase of women sending flowers to men is enabling contemporary flower designs to be accepted probably more readily than a traditional style bouquet . Deep jeweled tones combined with deep green foliage provides a supernatural, bewitching, dark and sexy effect which any man, irrespective of age, will be charmed to receive.