Flowers - Aster, New England (Michaelmas Daisy)


$199 USD
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The New England Aster (Symphyotrichum novae-angliae), also called Michaelmas daisy, offers gorgeous 1.5" blooms in vibrant shades of purple, pink, or white. Long daisy-like petals grow around a yellow center on a 3'-6' sturdy, hairy, leafy stem. A sweet show in the garden or in a vase.

  • Life cycle: Herbaceous perennial
  • Bloom season: Summer, fall
  • Attracts: Bees, butterflies, and other pollinators
  • Flower meaning: Afterthought, daintiness, elegance, love of variety, patience

SEED PLANTING TIPS

  • Botanical name: Symphyotrichum novae-angliae 
  • Hardiness zones: 4-8
  • Planting season: Spring
  • Days to maturity: 90-120
  • Cold stratify: Yes
  • Depth to plant seeds: Lightly cover - seeds need light to germinate
  • Spacing between plants: 12"-24" apart
  • Days to germinate (sprout): 14-21 days
  • Germination soil temps: 70F-75F
  • Soil types: Loamy, rich, moist, well-drained
  • Soil pH: 5.8-6.8
  • Water needs: Average
  • Sun needs: Full sun, part shade
  • Frost tolerant: No
  • Drought tolerant: No
  • Deer resistant: Yes

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