Holiday Bulbs

Aster novae-angliae September Ruby

New England Aster

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

Vivid ruby rose flowers with large yellow-orange centers on tall arching stems with rich green, lance-shaped foliage. Aster September Ruby provides eye-catching fall color to the back of the border garden.

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. Pairs nicely with ornamental grasses.

Features to Note:

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

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. Remove spent flowers to prevent reseeding.

$8.95 ea.
(3+) $8.50 ea.
Spring 2015
Plant Code: ASSR