Farmington™ Michaelmas Daisy
Aster novi-belgii 'Baldco'
Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
|Botanical Pronunciation||ASS-ter NO-vee BEL-jee-eye|
|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.|
|Average Size at Maturity||Quickly reaches 18 in. tall, 24 in. wide.|
|Bloom Time||Summer through Fall|
|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 Attribute||Flowers for Cutting, Showy Flowers|
|Garden Style||Cottage, Rustic|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Firescaping/Fire Wise, Mass Planting, Very Wet Areas, Cutting Garden|
|Light Needs||Full sun|
|Soil Needs||Flower & Rose Food|
|Special Feature||Attracts Butterflies, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Improved Pest and Disease Resistance, North American Native Selection, Waterwise, Fast Growing, Bird Friendly|
|Watering Needs||Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.|
|Key Feature||Profusion of Blooms|
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