Light Needs:
Light needs: Full Sun
Full sun
Watering Needs:
Water needs: Moderate
Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
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
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 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
Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
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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