Prairie, New England Aster

Catalog #0296

4915
(Aster novae-angliae) One of the tallest and most magnificent of the fall asters. Serves as an important late-season (after frost) nectar source for a variety of butterflies. Plants grow 3-6' tall and require fertile soil with adequate moisture. Perennial. Hardy to zone 4.
START INDOORS
In Early Spring
GERMINATION
14-35 Days
PLANT OUTDOORS
24" Apart
LIGHT
Full Sun

Green Thumb Tip
Sow seeds indoors just beneath surface of soil in a flat. Enclose flat with plastic and refrigerate for 2 weeks. Remove plastic wrap and place in warm lighted area. May need staking in a garden border. Pinch back until late summer to prevent plant from falling over when heavily laden with blossoms.

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