Alert New York Aster

Aster novi-belgii 'Alert'

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00339
Intense, deep crimson flowers cloak this resilient dwarf bloomer. Bred for short stature with a wide-spreading, dense habit. Well-suited to edging or for use as a groundcover. Perfect to fill color pots and containers and at the front of a border. An herbaceous perennial.
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Botanical PronunciationASS-ter NO-vee BEL-jee-eye
Average Size at MaturityFast growing; reaches 12 in. tall, 18 in. wide.
Bloom TimeLate Summer to Early Fall
Deciduous/ EvergreenHerbaceous
Flower AttributeFlowers for Cutting, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorRed
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleCottage
Growth HabitSpreading
Growth RateFast
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Cutting Garden
Light NeedsFull sun
Special FeatureEasy Care, Waterwise
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly to maintain wet or evenly moist soil - weekly or more.

Thrives in moist, fertile, slightly acidic, well-drained soils but highly adaptable. Prefers cool summer climates. Water deeply, regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system. For a neat, tidy appearance, remove old foliage before new leaves emerge. Divide clumps every 2 to 3 years in early spring.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 4 - 9

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