New England Aster
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New England Aster

Regular price $3.69
Aster novae-angliae (Asteraceae)
A robust, hardy perennial native to the northeastern portion of the United States. The large rosy-­lilac to deep purple flowers have distinct yellow centers found clustered at the end of branching stems. The long leaves clasp around the stiff, hairy stems which are numerous. Prefers full sun in moist, rich soil. Not the easiest variety to grow from seed but one of the most rewarding.

Suggested Use: Low­lying areas, roadsides, mass plantings, margins of tree lines.
Miscellaneous: The leaves, when crushed, release an aroma similar to turpentine. Plants can be divided easily in late fall and to retain vigor, should be done every two to three years.

Average Planting Success: 40%
Height: 2----6 feet
Germination: 21­---45 days
Optimum Soil Temp. for Germination: 65°F--­75°F
Sowing Depth: Surface Sow
Blooming Period: August----October
Average Seeds Per Pound: 1,305,000
Seeds/Pkt: 850
1 oz Covers: 1,361 sq.ft.
Seeding Rate: 2 lbs. per acre

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