Being one of the representatives of the Asteraceae family Aster symbolizes love, daintiness and afterthought. The aster is derived from the Latin word "star" and is related to the flower's star like head. This beautiful flower is grown all over the world except Australia and Antarctica.
The alternative name of the flower is the Michaelmas daisy. This frost flower blossoms in late summer or autumn. However the flower is commercially available during complete year and imported from different sources. The aster falls into more than 600 species, but not so many varieties delight people as cut flowers. Asters are grown in any shade and color with exception of clear yellow and orange. Such colors of the flowers as white, blue, purple and violet are predominant.
As it was mentioned aster as cut flower is available any time of the year and its life lasting when cut is about 5-10 days.
This flower is one of the most popular ones that are used in various floral arrangements and numerous bouquets of any season. Their bonus is fascinating color variety.