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Aster dumosus (New York aster, Michaelmas daisy)

Aster dumosus Aster dumosus 'Jennie' Photo/Illustration: Michelle Gervais


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Hardiness Zones: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Botanical Name: Aster dumosus Common Name: New York aster, Michaelmas daisy 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.
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, Fall Interest
Type Perennials

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