Grape Crush New England Aster
Aster novi-belgii 'Grape Crush' PPAF
Pronunciation: ASS-ter NO-vee ANG-lee-ay
|Description||Deep purple flowers are densely packed on a nicely rounded mound. A fantastic way to keep your garden blooming beyond summer, providing continuing bright color and a nectar source for butterflies. Perfect as the middle layer of a cottage-style perennial garden bed. Herbaceous perennial.|
|Watering||Keep soil moist, but not soggy.|
|Blooms||Late summer through fall|
|Mature Size||Reaches 2 ft. tall, 3 ft. wide.|
|Special Features||Attracts Butterflies, Easy Care, North American Native Selection, Non-toxic to Cats and Dogs, Compact Form|
|Flower Attributes||Flowers for Cutting, Long Bloom Season, Showy Flowers|
|Patent Act||Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.|
|Companion Plants||Blanket Flower (Gaillardia); Black-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia); Blue Fescue (Festuca) ; Shasta Daisy (Chrysanthemum); Coneflower (Echinacea)|
|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.|
This Plant's Growing Zones: 3-8
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We have been pioneers and craftsmen in the art of growing plants for nearly 100 years. Since our founding in Southern California by Harry E. Rosedale, Sr. in 1926, we have been absolutely dedicated and obsessed with quality.