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New England aster

Aster novae-angliae

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Aster novae-angliae 'Honeysong Pink'

Strong, almost woody, stems bear large sprays (to 10 inches) of violet-purple flowers.

Noteworthy CharacteristicsThis aster's flowers have more petals than New York aster, giving them a more frilly look. Its flowers tend to close at night and on cold days. Many cultivars exist.

PropagationMost asters require frequent division.

ProblemsAsters are sometimes plagued by fungal diseases. The most common are wilt disease, powdery mildew, and botrytis.

  • Genus : Aster
  • Plant Height : 3 to 6 feet
  • Zones : 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
  • Bloom Time : Fall, Late Summer, Summer
  • Light : Full Sun to Partial Shade
  • Moisture : Medium Moisture
  • Maintenance : Moderate
  • Plant Type : Perennials
  • Plant Seasonal Interest : Summer Interest
  • Flower Color : Yellow
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