University of Illinois Extension

Perennes Comunes

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New York Aster, Michaelmus Daisy
Aster Novi-belgii


Quick Profile

Exposure
Full Sun
 
Mature Height
1 - 4 Feet
 
USDA Hardiness Zones
4 - 8 
 
Soil Conditions
Moist, Well-Drained
 
Foliage Color
Green
 
Bloom Color
Blue
Purple
 
Bloom Season
August - October
 
Size
Medium
Tall
 

Features

Taller version of aster good for the back of the border. Excellent late summer early fall flowering, Will spread and form large clumps.

Culture

Prefers rich high organic matter soils that are well-drained and in a full sun location.

Cultivars

'Prof. Kippenburg' 12-18 inches tall short, compact, lavender-blue flowers

'Purple Dome' 2-3 feet tall, strong grower, multi branched, purple flowers

'Celeste' 18-24 inches tall, late bloomer, blue flowers with yellow centers

'Crimson Brocade' 2-3 feet tall, semi double crimson flowers

'Painted Lady' 3 feet tall, pink flowers

Notes

Provide good air circulation to lessen disease problems. Divide every 2 years to keep them vigorous and to control their spread. Cutting back by one-half in mid June can help control the height and produce a more compact plant. Attractive to butterflies.