Farmington Michaelmas Daisy
Farmington Michaelmas Daisy
Aster novi-belgii 'Baldco'Item #3009 USDA Hardiness Zone: 3 - 9
Clusters of old-fashioned double lilac blooms cover this upright, mounding plant early in the season, and eventually appear along horizontally spreading branches as the season progresses. Mass in perennial borders for long-lasting color. Herbaceous.
- OverviewLight Needs:Full sunWatering Needs:Regular water - weekly, or more often in extreme heat, until established.Average Landscape Size:Quickly reaches 18 in. tall, 24 in. wide.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:ASS-ter no-VI bel-GI-eyePlant type:PerennialDeciduous/evergreen:HerbaceousGrowth rate:FastAverage landscape size:Quickly reaches 18 in. tall, 24 in. wide.Special features:Attracts Butterflies, Bird Friendly, Fast Growing, Improved Pest and Disease Resistance, North American Native Selection, WaterwiseFoliage color:GreenBlooms:Summer through FallFlower color:PurpleDesign IdeasThis old-fashion gem is wonderful in a mixed perennial border or country container planting. When other perennials have peaked, Farmington will still be going strong, adding color to your fall garden. Great as a cut flower.Companion PlantsBee Balm (Monarda); Coneflower (Echinacea); Butterfly Weed (Asclepias); Black-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia); Butterfly Bush (Buddleja)
- CareCare InformationThrives in average, well-drained soils; highly adaptable. Water regularly during first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system; requires less frequent watering when established. For a neat appearance, remove old foliage before new leaves emerge. Divide clumps every 2 to 3 years in early spring.Pruning time: fall after flowering.Light Needs:Full sunWatering Needs:Regular water - weekly, or more often in extreme heat, until established.
- History & LoreHistory:Discovered in the gardens of Jerry Cobb Colley (former co-owner of Siskiyou Rare Plant Nursery), this new cultivar is named after his hometown of Farmington, Kentucky. This is a cultivar of the native New York aster which is distributed along the coastal plain from Newfoundland to South Carolina.Lore:Also known as New York Daisy, in England aster is known as Michaelmas Daisy because it is in bloom on September 29th, the feast of St. Michael, Archangel. The specific epithet novi-belgii means New Belgium and is a throwback to the days when the state of New York was known as New Belgium.
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