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Aster novi-belgii

Also called Michaelmas daisy


More About Aster novi-belgii

  • AKA Symphyotrichum novi-belgii
  • This species provides autumn colour to the garden
  • Flowers are mostly purple, sometimes shades of pink
  • Bloom Time: Late August

Interesting Notes:

Native to Ontario

Zone:

4

Height:

90-100 cm

Spread:

60-90 cm

Colour:

Purple
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New York Aster Growing and Maintenance Tips

This species of aster needs to be planted in an open and reasonably sunny position to achieve peak flowering. Needs good air circulation to limit mildew issues and prevent the bottom foliage from dropping. Pinch back 1/3 of the foliage twice before early summer, to maintain shape and foliage vigour.


Aster novi-belgii Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Butterflies
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Cut Flower/Foliage
Cut Flower/Foliage
Salt Tolerant
Salt Tolerant
Low Maintenance
Low Maintenance

Soil Moisture

Moist to Average
Well-drained

Growth Rate

Medium

Flowering Time

Lt. Sum-Fall

Habit

Compact
Mounding

Foliage Color

Green

Landscape uses

Roadside planting
Naturalizing

 Suitable Substitutions for Aster novi-belgii

Aster novi-belgii 'Alert'

Aster novi-belgii 'Alert'

Michaelmas Daisy