Spring Flowering Bulbs

Aster novae-angliae Alma Potschke

New England Aster

Type: Perennials
Height: Medium 3' (Plant 20" apart)
Bloom Time: Late Summer to Late Fall
Sun-Shade: Full Sun to Mostly Sunny
Zones: 3-8   [?]
Soil Condition: Normal, Clay
Flower / Accent: Red / Red
Pot Size: 3.5" square x 4" deep

An explosion of color, Alma Potschke Aster is blanketed in warm reddish-pink daisy-like flowers with cheery yellow centers. A color breakthrough in this type. Very showy. Pairs nicely with grasses.

Asters provide a nectar source for butterflies as well as a host plant for their larvae. Clusters of daisy-like flowers are produced at the tips of branching stems and create a stunning display against the dark green foliage.

Features to Note:

  • Wet Site Tolerant
  • Attracts Butterflies
  • OK in Containers
  • Rabbit Resistant
  • Seaside/Salt Tolerant
  • Good for Cut Flowers
  • Blooms for 4 Weeks or More
  • For a Sunny Spot

Aster General Information:

New England Asters form robust semi-woody clumps that bloom from late summer into fall. Each flowering branch is covered with blossoms creating a stunning display against the dark green foliage. Tolerant of wet conditions. Very durable and long lasting. Mildew resistant.

Aster Plant Care:

Pinch back and divide like mums for best display. General rule of thumb is to pinch until 4th of July and not after. Pinching yields better branching and more flowers. Can be divided every 2-3 years in spring. Avoid wet overwintering conditions.

$9.95 ea.
(3+) $9.50 ea.
Spring 2014
Plant Code: ASAP