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Kickin® 'Lilac Blue' New England Aster

Description

  • Thousands of blue and violet blooms in autumn!
  • Easy to care for, thrives in any soil.
  • Native perennial attracts local pollinators.
  • Disease resistant and long-blooming.
  • Zones 5-9 sun, 3' tall x 3' wide at maturity.
Zone 5-9
Light sun
medium

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Hand-picked at our greenhouse

Shipped to your door

Arrives as young plant

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Description Kickin® 'Lilac Blue' New England Aster (Symphyotrichum novae-angliae) adds a splash of color to your garden late in the season. Your garden will be buzzing with local pollinators, including bees and butterflies! This native perennial has a full, bushy habit that is naturally compact, making them perfect for borders or containers.  They're generally very low maintenance and easy to care for, so they're perfect for beginners. No trimming or shaping is required to keep them looking full and neat!  All you have to do is sit back, relax, and enjoy the long-lasting blooms. Details Botanical name: Symphyotrichum novae-angliae 'Lilac Blue'
Common name: New England aster
Zone: 5-9
Sun exposure: Sun (> 6 hours sun)
Height x width: 2 - 3 ft high and wide
Flower color: Lilac blue
Foliage color: Green
Season of interest: Late summer-fall
Uses: Accent, border, container gardening, cottage gardening, edging, ground cover, massing, pollinator garden, rock garden, small spaces, underplanting
How To Grow Soil: Average soil. Very tolerant. Richer soils will generally yield taller plants.
Light: Sun
Water: Average water requirements. Water more often in extreme heat. Some asters are moisture-sensitive; if your plants have too much moisture or too little moisture, they will often lose their lower foliage or not flower well.
Spacing: 1-1.5 ft apart
Fertilizing: Not necessary, but a light application of slow-release fertilizer every spring should be more than adequate.
Winterizing: Cut asters back in winter after the foliage has died. Avoid wet, overwintering conditions.
Maintenance & pruning: Pinch back and divide like mums for best display. Pinching yields better branching and more flowers but isn't mandatory for success. Can be divided every 2-3 years in spring. Remove spent blooms to prevent reseeding.

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