Tatarian aster (sometimes misspelled as tartarian aster) is a large, gangling aster that gets 6-8 ft (1.8-2.4 m) alpine and forms colonies from stout underground rhizomes. This big, rather angular searching aster spends abounding of the year as a basal bond of ample paddle shaped sandpapery leaves that abound up to 24 in (61 cm) continued and 6 in (15 cm) advanced with continued petioles and asperous margins. In this stage, tatarian aster looks like a bank of tobacco or Swiss chard leaves, 2-3 ft (0.6-0.9 m) across. In aboriginal autumn it sends up beginning stalks with leaves that get progressively abate and lose the bordering teeth and petioles. By mid to backward autumn the annual stalks annex abreast the top and buck ample and abounding flat-topped clusters of flowerheads which are lavender with chicken centers and about 1 in (2.5 cm) across. ‘Jin-Dai’ is a smaller, added bunched selection, alone 3-4 ft (0.9-1.2 m) tall, with ablaze dejected ray flowers.

Tatarian aster is built-in to southern Siberia, arctic China, Mongolia, Korea and Japan, area it grows in meadows and wetlands. It has able agronomics and accustomed cocky comestible populations in locations of eastern North America. The cultivar ‘Jin-Dai’ was called from seedlings begin at a Japanese botanical garden abreast Tokyo.