New England Aster

Aster novae-angliae 'Violetta'

New England Aster - Aster novae-angliae  'Violetta'

Common Name: New England Aster
Genus: Aster
Species: novae-angliae
Cultivar: 'Violetta'

Category: Perennials
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Good for wildlife, Long flowering period

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 1.50 m (150 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 0.90 m (90 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Gold, Purple
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: August to October

Soil Type: Normal/Loam
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained

A spectacular variety which from late summer through to autumn bears a prolific display of fine-rayed violet-purple daisies. The needle-fine petals radiate from a central golden crown. A naturally tall plant it is best grown through twiggy support to prevent unruly growth providing a regal purple splash of colour to the back of the autumn border when many other perennials have finished flowering. Attractive to bees and butterflies.

  • Garden care: Stake with bamboo canes or brushwood in early spring. Water regularly during dry spells and deadhead to prolong flowering. After flowering cut the flowered stems to the ground and apply a generous mulch of well-rotted garden compost or horse manure around the base of the plant.




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