• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Quickly reaches 18 in. tall, 24 in. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Profusion of Blooms
    Blooms:
    Summer through Fall
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:ASS-ter no-VI bel-GI-eye
    Plant type:Perennial
    Deciduous/evergreen:Herbaceous
    Growth rate:Fast
    Average landscape size:Quickly reaches 18 in. tall, 24 in. wide.
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Summer through Fall
    Flower color:Purple
    Garden styleCottage, Rustic
    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.
    Companion PlantsBee Balm (Monarda); Coneflower (Echinacea); Butterfly Weed (Asclepias); Black-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia); Butterfly Bush (Buddleja)
  • Care
    Care Information
    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.Pruning time: fall after flowering.
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Full Sun
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
  • History & Lore
    History:
    Discovered in the gardens of Jerry Cobb Colley (former co-owner of Siskiyou Rare Plant Nursery), this new cultivar is named after his hometown of Farmington, Kentucky. This is a cultivar of the native New York aster which is distributed along the coastal plain from Newfoundland to South Carolina.
    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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