If your birthday is in September, let the Aster bring you good luck. With the vast array of colors and sizes that Asters, also known as starworts, come in (over 600 species), this beautiful flower is often used as a filler flower in bouquets and arrangements, much like the carnation. Not only are they lovely, these flowers will not fade as quickly as other flowers in arrangements. The Monte Casino is a popular Aster. This flower is often used to symbolize afterthought or true love. A love of variety is associated with this flower as well. In China, the aster signifies fidelity. The name "aster" has Latin origins meaning "star". Many stories tell the origins of the Aster, but the most popular ancient myth explains how asters were created from stardust as Virgo, also known as Astaea, the goddess of innocence cries over sin on earth. Her tears fell as stardust, covering the earth with asters. This myth gives light to the Aster's star-like beauty and shape.
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