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Farmington™ Michaelmas Daisy

Aster novi-belgii 'Baldco'

Pronunciation: ASS-ter NO-vee BEL-jee-eye
SKU #03009
3-9

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OVERVIEW
Description 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.
Light Full sun
Watering Keep soil moist, but not soggy.
Blooms Summer through fall
Mature Size Quickly reaches 18 in. tall, 24 in. wide.
DETAILS
Deciduous/Evergreen Herbaceous
Special Features Attracts Butterflies, Improved Pest and Disease Resistance, Waterwise, Fast Growing, Benefits Birds
Problems/Solutions Deer Resistant, Very Wet Areas
Growth Rate Fast
Growth Habit Mounding
Flower Attributes Flowers for Cutting, Showy Flowers
STYLE
Landscape Use Border, Container
Design Ideas This 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.
Flower Color Purple
Foliage Color Green
Companion Plants Bee Balm (Monarda); Coneflower (Echinacea); Butterfly Weed (Asclepias); Black-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia); Butterfly Bush (Buddleja)
CARE
Care 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.
HISTORY
Lore Also 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.

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