The shape resembles a star which gave the flower its name. According to Greek mythology, the goddess Astraea once cried over a dark sky with too few stars to lighten up the night. Where her tears fell to the ground, beautiful star-shaped flowers grew.
– Purple asters symbolize wisdom and royalty. Purple asters are the most popular color.
– White asters symbolize purity and innocence, as well as new beginnings.
– Red and pink asters symbolize undying devotion.