Kickin® Lilac Blue Aster
Aster novae-angliae 'Lilac Blue'
Keep soil moist, but not soggy.
|Botanical Pronunciation||ASS-ter NO-vee ANG-lee-ay|
|Average Size at Maturity||Reaches 2 to 3 ft. tall and wide.|
|Bloom Time||Late Summer through Fall|
|Flower Attribute||Flowers for Cutting, Long Bloom Season, Showy Flowers|
|Landscape Use||Border, Cutting Garden, Wildlife Garden|
|Light Needs||Full sun|
|Special Feature||Attracts Butterflies, Dense Habit, Easy Care, North American Native Selection, Pet Friendly, Compact Form|
|Watering Needs||Keep soil moist, but not soggy.|
|Companion Plants||Blanket Flower (Gaillardia); Black-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia); Blue Fescue (Festuca) ; Shasta Daisy (Chrysanthemum); Coneflower (Echinacea)|
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: 5-9