Aster Harrington's Pink

New England Aster

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New England Aster. Robust pink bloomer

Perfect for a large border, what a show of flowers! Clusters of bright pink flowers with yellow centers on sturdy stems and hairy green leaves adorn this bold New England Aster. Pairs well with ornamental 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.

Code ASHP
Patent
Plant Type Perennials
Species novae-angliae
Height Tall can reach 6'
Spacing Plant 20" apart
Bloom Time Late Summer to Late Fall
Sun / Shade Full Sun to Mostly Sunny
Zones
3-8
Soil Type Normal, Clay
Water Needs Medium
Sold In Plantable Pots

Special Features

  • Beneficial for Pollinators
  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Good for Cut Flowers
  • Long-Blooming

Planting Sites

  • Seaside/Salt Tolerant

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 moist, well-drained soil conditions. Very durable and long lasting. Mildew resistant. Asters support bees and butterflies right up until season's end. Idaho has restricted all potted plant material from being shipped into Idaho at this time.

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.