• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water weekly, or more often in extreme heat, until established.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Fast growing to 16 in. tall, 12 to 14 in. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Dwarf Habit
    Blooms:
    Late Summer to Fall
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:ASS-ter no-VI bel-GI-eye
    Plant type:Perennial
    Deciduous/evergreen:Herbaceous
    Sunset climate zones:1 - 24, 31 - 43
    Growth rate:Fast
    Average landscape size:Fast growing to 16 in. tall, 12 to 14 in. wide.
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Late Summer to Fall
    Flower color:Pink
    Garden styleCottage, Rustic
    Companion PlantsShasta Daisy (Chrysanthemum); Sedum (Sedum); Salvia (Salvia); Coneflower (Echinacea); Tickseed (Coreopsis)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Thrives in average, well-drained soils; highly adaptable. Best with good air circulation and consistent moisture. Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. May be cut to the ground after flowering. Divide clumps every 2 to 3 years in early spring.
    Light Needs:
    <strong>Partial Sun / Partial Shade</strong>: These two terms are often used interchangeably to mean 3-6 (or 4-6) hours of sunlight each day. However, there is a difference.
<strong>Partial shade</strong> typically means the plants will appreciate a more gentle exposure such as the weaker morning or early afternoon sun, with the emphasis on providing the minimum needed shade and sheltering from intense late afternoon sun. <strong>Partial sun</strong> typically means the plants <u>need</u> some direct sun, so the emphasis is on meeting the required minimum hours of sunlight, with filtered sunlight or shade the balance of the day.
Both are best with shelter from the harshest late afternoon sun. This shade could be provided by a structure, a wall, larger plants or  tree(s).
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Water weekly, or more often in extreme heat, until established.