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Aster novi-belgii (New York aster)
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Aster novi-belgii

New York aster or Michaelmas daisy

(syn. Symphyotrichum novi-belgii)

Local midatlantic native of moist to wet meadows. Flowers may vary in shades of pink, purple and white and bloom in early fall, which is late August and early September here in PA.

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Height

3-4 Feet

Spread

3 Feet

Spacing

12 Inches

Bloom Color

Light Blue

USDA Hardiness Zone 4-8

New York aster Interesting Notes

There are literally hundreds of cultivars of this wonderful roadside weed. The specific epithet, novi-belgii, arose when the state of New York was once known as New Belgium. The smooth or nearly glabrous leaves differentiate them from New England asters. The leaves clasp the stem similar to New England asters, but flowers normally have only 15-25 ray flowers. The flowers are not as good for cutting as the New England asters but provide excellent color in the late summer and fall garden. They are called Michaelmas daisies because they bloom around September 29, St. Michael's Day, in the British Isles. - Armitage

 

Aster novi-belgii Growing and Maintenance Tips

Grow in full sun in average to moist soil. Cut back early for compact habit.

 

Key Characteristics & Attributes

Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Butterflies
Butterflies
Full Sun
Full Sun
Cut Flower
Cut Flower
Average
Average
Moist
Moist

Additional Information

Growth Rate
Medium
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Fall
Attributes
Native to US
Erosion Control
Mass Planting
Moist Sun
Meadow
Dry Sun
Propagation Type
Open pollinated