Aster novi-belgii 'Alert'

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New York Aster

USDA Hardiness Zone 4-7

This is a nice compact variety of Aster with vivid deep crimson-red colored flower with a yellow center. Leaves are green, smooth and lance-shaped. Provides a welcome burst of color in the late season. Attracts a variety of butterflies to the garden.

Height

12-15 Inches

Spread

12-15 Inches

Color

Pink/Red

Bloom Time

September-October

Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips

Pinching back new growth in the spring and early summer will encourage a more compact plant. Any well-drained soil is sufficient. Mulch to keep shallow roots cool in the summer.

When to Divide

early spring

Good Companions

Silver Mound (Artemisia schmidtiana), Feather Reed Grass (Calamagrostis acutiflora), Russian Sage (Perovskia atriplicifolia), Three-lobed Coneflower (Rudbeckia triloba), Butterfly Bush (Buddleia davidii), Double Coneflower (Echinacea Cone-fections™)

Characteristics & Attributes

Attracts Wildlife
Butterflies
Attributes & Uses
Containers
Ground Cover
Cut Flowers
Exposure
Full Sun
Foliage Color
Green
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Fall
Summer
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Summer
Soil Moisture Preference
Well-drained
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