Michaelmas daisy, Alpine Aster
Aster Novi-belgii, A. alpinus
NEW YORK MIXAster Aster Novi-belgii
A formula mix of new New York aster varieties. These 4-foot tall perennials produce showy September and October flowers in shades of blue, pink, and white. Blooms provide plenty of nectar for bees and butterflies. Adaptable, plants thrive in full sun or semi-shade. One of the most cold hardy perennials in our catalog, New York asters are winter hardy to zone 2.
TRIMIX Alpine Aster
Trimix alpine aster includes flowers in shades of soft blue, lavender, pink, rose, and white. Mounding, 6-12 inch tall plants carry beautiful, 1.5-2.5 inch flowers in late spring and summer. Delightful perennial to place at the front of borders, or in rock gardens. Plants prefer part shade, are winter hardy to zone 4. Performance is best in climates with cold winters. Trimix alpine aster grows beautifully with lady's mantle, and spiderwort.
How to Plant Aster Seeds
Sow perennial aster seed in cell packs or flats, press into soil, barely cover. Needs light to germinate. Kept at 65-75°F., germination is in 14-28 days. Transplant seedlings into the garden 12-inches apart for the alpine asters, and 18-24 inches apart for the New York asters.