Scientific Name : Aster novae-angliae
Hardiness Zone : 4a - 9b
Hardiness Degree : -40°F (-40°C)
Blooming Season : Autumn, Winter, Late Summer
Plant Habit : Mounded
Characteristics : Drought Tolerant, Attracts Butterflies
Water : Light
Fertilizer : Every two weeks
Spacing : 18 - 24" (46 - 61cm)
Height : 20" (51cm)
Width : 18 - 24" (46 - 61cm)
Exposure : Sun
General Information : A stout-stemmed plant with lavender flowers that bloom in late Summer.
Good in wet areas.
Idea & Tips : Performs well outdoors until first frost.
Grower Information : Solid masses of purple flowers with yellow centers.
Daylength : Asters will flower earlier and more uniformily under short days (9 hours).
Propagation Information : Propagates best under long days.
: Plant Maturity:
Cold treatment is beneficial. Plants should be bulked under natural long days prior to cooling.Temperature:
Increases flowering percentage and number of flowers.
Plant Growth Regulators : If grown under long days after cold, a growth regulator will likely be needed. Responsive to B-Nine (2,500-4,000 ppm) and Sumagic (10-50 ppm).