Aster novi-belgii Bonny Blue

Michaelmas Daisy

$9.95 ea. (3+ discount) $9.50 ea.

In stock for Spring 2018

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Showy lavender blue flowers surround yellow-white creamy centers. The late season mounds of color of Aster Bonny Blue add pleasing contrast to the more typical autumn colors in your fall garden. Clusters of semi-double flowers are produced at the tips of branching stems and create a stunning display against the dark green foliage. Pairs nicely with grasses.

Details

Type: Perennials
Height: Short 12-15"
Spacing: Plant 16" to 18" apart
Bloom Time: Early Fall to Late Fall
Sun-Shade: Full Sun to Mostly Sunny
Zones: 3-8   Find Your Zone
Soil Condition: Normal, Clay
Flower: Blue
Accent: Blue
Pot Size: 3.5" square x 4" deep

Features to Note

  • Beneficial for Pollinators
  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Good for Cut Flowers
  • OK in Containers
  • Seaside/Salt Tolerant

Aster General Information

Novi-belgii Asters are native to the United States and often seen growing in moist marsh-like conditions. Asters are invaluable in the hardy border, adding superb color in the autumn. Very durable and long lived. Even heavy, wet soils will suit them; however, requires well-drained soil to overwinter. Richer soils will generally yield taller plants. Mounds of color begin in September, in a full range of colors. Asters support bees and butterflies right up until season's end.

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.