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New England Aster

Aster novae-angliae 'Grape Crush'

Also called Fall Aster

  • AKA Symphyotrichum novae-angliae 'Grape Crush'
  • Vibrant rounded Purple flowers are produced on mounding green foliage
  • Compact mounding habit and has good resistance to powdery mildew
  • Bloom Time: Late summer- early fall

ZONE:
3

COLOUR:
Purple (deep)

HEIGHT:
70-80 cm

SPREAD:
100-110 cm

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Growing and Maintenance Tips:


Grows best in full sun, with an average to moist soil. 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. Does not require staking. 

Characteristics & Attributes


GROWTH RATE:
Medium
FLOWERING TIME:
Fall
Lt. Sum-Fall
FOLIAGE COLOR:
Green (dark)
LANDSCAPE USES:
Border/edging