• Overview
    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.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Average Landscape Size
    Fast growing to 18 in. tall, 24 in. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Key Feature
    Long Bloom Season
    Blooms:
    Flowering Time
    Summer through fall
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:ASS-ter no-VI bel-GI-eye
    Plant type:Perennial
    Deciduous/evergreen:Herbaceous
    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
    History:
    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:
    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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