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New England Aster

Aster novae-angliae 'Purple Dome'

Bushy mounds of foliage offer masses of daisy-like blooms.

Also known as Fall Asters, these are terrific favorites for autumn color in the perennial border. Plants form bushy mounds, bearing loads of small daisy flowers. This is a medium-height selection with vibrant purple blooms. Pinch plants before July to maintain a cushion effect. Excellent for cutting. Most Asters will be troubled much less with powdery mildew when grown in a moist, rich soil. Divide plants every two to four years to maintain vigor.

Characteristics:

Bloom Time:

Blooms late summer to fall

Mature Height:

16-18 Inches

Hardiness Zone:

2-9 Find your zone

Exposure:

Full Sun,Partial Shade

Features and Usage:

Greenhouse Growing Instructions:

Grow at 48-55° F while keeping evenly moist, but allow soil to dry slightly between watering. Once plants are actively growing Asters benefit from a regular fertilizer program and a soft pinch 8-10 days after potting. Plants generally finish in 6-10 weeks based on growing conditions.
Plants Per Gallon: 1
Storage Temperature Prior to Planting: 38
Cooler Humidity Prior to Planting: Low

Transplanting Instructions:

Plant in professional potting soil keeping crown of plant at same level it was in the plug. Water well and apply a broad spectrum fungicide according to directions to avoid crown and root rot.

Homeowner Planting and Maintenance Tips:

Plant thrives in full sun to partial shade. The plant is drought tolerant, but does well in moist, well-drained soil.

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We have done our best to describe this plant as accurately as possible, however, different climates
and growing conditions in different parts of the country will affect height, bloom time, and color.