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Alma Potschke New England Aster

Aster novae-angliae 'Alma Potschke'

Studded with hundreds of charming rosy pink daisies with bright yellow centers, this robust bloomer offers late summer color in the garden. Forms semi-woody clumps, is durable, and is long lasting. Perfect for borders, shrub beds or colorful containers. An herbaceous perennial.
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Keep soil moist, but not soggy.


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Botanical PronunciationASS-ter NO-vee ANG-lee-ay
LoreThis aster was used by the Potawatomi as a fumigant.
Average Size at MaturityFast growing; reaches 3 to 4 ft. tall and wide.
Bloom TimeLate Summer to Early Fall
Design IdeasAsters are essentials of the late season border. They're a sure bet in foundations that need a pick me up at summers end. As a wildflower they are perfect in meadow and prairie garden. Add to casual country gardens and don't omit them from colonial historic landscapes where they have been an age old staple.
Deciduous/ EvergreenHerbaceous
Flower AttributeFlowers for Cutting, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorPink
Foliage ColorGreen
Growth HabitClumping
Growth RateFast
Landscape UseBorder, Firescaping/Firewise, Very Wet Areas, Cutting Garden
Light NeedsFull sun
Soil NeedsFlower & Rose Food
Special FeatureAttracts Butterflies, North American Native Selection, Waterwise
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsKeep soil moist, but not soggy.
Companion PlantsFountain Grass (Pennisetum); Coneflower (Echinacea); Phlox (Phlox); Daylily (Hemerocallis); Blue Fescue (Festuca)

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: 4-8

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