Farmington™ Michaelmas Daisy

Aster novi-belgii 'Baldco'

SKU
03009
Clusters of old-fashioned double lilac blooms cover this upright, mounding plant early in the season, and eventually appear along horizontally spreading branches as the season progresses. Mass in perennial borders for long-lasting color. An herbaceous perennial.
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Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.

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Botanical PronunciationASS-ter NO-vee BEL-jee-eye
LoreAlso known as New York Daisy, in England aster is known as Michaelmas Daisy because it is in bloom on September 29th, the feast of St. Michael, Archangel. The specific epithet novi-belgii means New Belgium and is a throwback to the days when the state of New York was known as New Belgium.
Average Size at MaturityQuickly reaches 18 in. tall, 24 in. wide.
Bloom TimeSummer through Fall
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.
Deciduous/ EvergreenHerbaceous
Flower AttributeFlowers for Cutting, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorPurple
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleCottage, Rustic
Growth HabitMounding
Growth RateFast
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Firescaping/Fire Wise, Mass Planting, Very Wet Areas, Cutting Garden
Light NeedsFull sun
Soil NeedsFlower & Rose Food
Special FeatureAttracts Butterflies, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Improved Pest and Disease Resistance, North American Native Selection, Waterwise, Fast Growing, Bird Friendly
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
Companion PlantsBee Balm (Monarda); Coneflower (Echinacea); Butterfly Weed (Asclepias); Black-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia); Butterfly Bush (Buddleja)

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: 3-9

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