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Aster novae-angliae 'Grape Crush' (New England Aster) Aster novae-angliae 'Grape Crush' (New England Aster)
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Aster novae-angliae 'Grape Crush' PP33612

New England Aster

(syn. Symphyotrichum novae-angliae)

Bringing refinement to fall blooming Asters, 'Grape Crush' produces a large, very round mound with densely packed flowers. We have observed no lodging in our trials, a phenomenal achievement for fall blooming Asters. Very rich, dark purple flowers are produced above dark green foliage in early fall to midfall. A perfect finale to the growing season! - Walters Gardens

'Grape Crush' is a deep purple New England aster introduction by Walters Gardens. Growing into a neat mound 30" high by 40" wide, this fall blooming aster does not splay open as other aster cultivars can, providing a beautiful profusion of saturated flowers for a great fall display.

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26-30 Inches


40-44 Inches


40-44 Inches

Bloom Color


USDA Hardiness Zone 3-8

Aster novae-angliae 'Grape Crush' Growing and Maintenance Tips

Asters perform best in rich, evenly moist soil and full sun. Give them lots of room to grow; good air circulation will help to prevent powdery mildew. Though this cultivar has a bushy, compact habit, it may still require staking. To promote dense growth that is less likely to flop, pinch plants back from late spring until July 4th. Plants should be divided every couple of years in the spring to maintain their health and vigor. - Walters Gardens

Good Substitutions

New England aster Aster novae-angliae 'Purple Dome'
New England Aster Aster novae-angliae 'Pink Crush'
New England aster Aster novae-angliae
New England aster Aster novae-angliae 'Vibrant Dome'

Key Characteristics & Attributes

Full Sun
Full Sun
Salt Tolerance
Salt Tolerance

Additional Information

Soil Moisture Needs
Plug Type
Horticultural Plug
Native to North America
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Propagation Type