New York aster

Aster dumosus

Aster dumosus 'Jennie'
Photo/Illustration: 
Michelle Gervais
Aster dumosus 'Purple Dome'
Photo/Illustration: 
Michelle Gervais
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New York aster (Aster dumosus)
Synonyms:  A. novi-belgii
Genus:  Aster
This is a short-growing aster with lilac-blue flowers and creeping rootstocks. Many cultivars exist. It can be used on steep slopes for erosion control.
Care:  To transform this aster into a densely-flowered groundcover, cut it back hard in early spring or autumn.
Propagation:  By division.
Problems:  Asters are sometimes plagued by fungal diseases. The most common are wilt disease, powdery mildew, and botrytis.

Overview

Height
3 ft. to 6 ft.
Spread
1 ft. to 3 ft.
Growth Habit
Clumps
Light
Full Sun to Part Shade
Moisture
Medium Moisture
Maintenance
Moderate
Characteristics
Attracts Butterflies,
Native
Bloom Time
Fall,
Late Summer,
Summer
Flower Color
Blue Flower,
Purple/Lavender Flower,
Yellow Flower
Uses
Beds and Borders,
Ground Covers
Style
Cottage Garden,
Meadow Garden
Seasonal Interest
Summer Interest
Type
Perennials

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