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Showmakers® Blue Bayou Aster

Aster novi-belgii 'Blue Bayou'

SKU
42280
Violet-blue flowers have petals so abundant, they almost form a pom-pom shape. Adds intense color to the late-season garden. Compact and bushy, filling out a container well on its own. Also excellent massed in a perennial bed. Herbaceous perennial.
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Keep soil moist, but not soggy.

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Average Size at MaturityReaches 1 ft. tall and wide.
Bloom TimeSummer and fall
Deciduous/ EvergreenHerbaceous
Flower AttributeShowy Flowers
Flower ColorPurple
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleCottage, Classical
Growth HabitMounding
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Container
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Special FeatureAttracts Butterflies, North American Native Selection, Compact Form
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsKeep soil moist, but not soggy.
Companion PlantsBlanket 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. Remove spent blooms for continued flowering.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 4-8

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