• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water regularly in extreme heat for best performance. Requires less water once established.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Fast growing to 18 in. tall, 24 in. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Long Bloom Season
    Summer through fall
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:ASS-ter no-VI bel-GI-eye
    Plant type:Perennial
    Growth rate:Fast
    Average landscape size:Fast growing to 18 in. tall, 24 in. wide.
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Summer through fall
    Flower color:Purple
    Garden styleCottage
    Patent Act:Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
    Design 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 PlantsPlant with other old fashioned favorites like Roses, Peonies, Coneflowers, and Hollyhock. Mix with other fall blooming varieties for a late show of color in your garden.
  • Care
    Care Information
    Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. 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:
    Light needs: Full Sun
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Water regularly in extreme heat for best performance. Requires less water once established.
  • History & Lore
    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.
    In England aster is known as Michaelmas Daisy because it is in bloom on September 29th, the feast of St. Michael, Archangel.


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