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Aster novi-belgii 'Alert'

Also called New York Aster


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More About Aster novi-belgii 'Alert'

  • Crimson coloured, daisy-like blooms
  • Leaves are green, smooth and lance-shaped
  • Foliage remains compact and dwarf
  • Attracts butterflies
  • Bloom Time: September to October

Zone:

3

Height:

30-40 cm

Spread:

30-50 cm

Colour:

Red
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Michaelmas Daisy 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 'Alert' Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Butterflies
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Long Blooming
Long Blooming
Salt Tolerant
Salt Tolerant
Cut Flower/Foliage
Cut Flower/Foliage
Low Maintenance
Low Maintenance
Rock garden
Rock garden
Ground cover
Ground cover

Soil Moisture

Well-drained
Moist to Average

Growth Rate

Medium

Flowering Time

Lt. Sum-Fall
Fall

Habit

Compact
Dwarf

Foliage Color

Green (dark)

Landscape uses

Border/edging

 Suitable Substitutions for Aster novi-belgii 'Alert'

Aster novi-belgii

Aster novi-belgii

New York Aster