Wood's Blue New York Aster

Aster novi-belgii 'Wood's Blue'

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02389
An excellent dwarf aster for border fronts and small gardens. Dense, mounding plants have attractive, fine textured foliage. Dainty, purple, yellow-centered. daisy-like flowers bloom in summer, continuing well into fall, at a time when few plants are in color. An herbaceous perennial.
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Botanical PronunciationASS-ter NO-vee BEL-jee-eye
Average Size at MaturityFast growing; reaches 16 in. tall, 12 to 14 in. wide.
Bloom TimeLate Summer to Early Fall
Deciduous/ EvergreenHerbaceous
Flower AttributeFlowers for Cutting, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorPurple
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleCottage
Growth HabitCompact
Growth RateFast
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Firescaping/Fire Wise, Rock Garden, Cutting Garden, Wildlife Garden
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Soil NeedsFlower & Rose Food
Special FeatureAttracts Butterflies, Easy Care, North American Native Selection, Bird Friendly, Compact Form
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
Companion PlantsBlanket Flower (Gaillardia); Black-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia); Coneflower (Echinacea); Blue Fescue (Festuca); Shasta Daisy (Chrysanthemum)

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: 4-8

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