Symphyotrichum novae-angliaeGrand heights of 4-6' tall! North American native with freely branching sprays of brightly colored flowers decorate the autumn landscape throughout the Northeast. Colors range from blue-purple to lavender-pink with yellow eyes.
Asters add hardy grace to the back of the wild border and will naturalize on banks or in the meadow. Cut back slightly in early to mid June to induce an abundance of 1½-2" rayed blooms from late August into October. Deer usually don’t eat them.
Provides a late-season source of nectar for hungry pollinators. Plant 12-18" apart in light moist humusy soil in full sun with good air circulation. Native to eastern North America. Z3. Maine Grown. (bare-root crowns)
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Herbaceous Perennial Plants
When you receive your order, open the bags and check the stock. Roots and crowns should be firm and pliable. Generally, a little surface mold is harmless and will not affect the plant’s future performance. If they are slightly dry, add a little water or, if they are going to be planted or potted up soon, wet the roots. If you do not plant or pot them up immediately, store them in a cool (35–40°) location for a short time.
Do not plant bare-root perennial plant crowns directly outdoors before danger of frost has passed. Wet and/or cold conditions for an extended period may cause rotting.
Pot up rootstock using well-drained potting mix in a deep 6" pot or a 1-gallon container. Avoid coiling the roots in under-sized containers. Grow newly potted perennials for a few weeks in a protected location in indirect light at 50–60°. Transplant outside once they show some top growth and the danger of frost has passed.