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Henry III Purple Aster novi-belgii

Exposure
  • Sun

The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).

Flower Season
  • Fall
Mature Size
18" 2'
Height
18"
Spread
2'
  • Details

    Features

    Luscious, rich, lavender-purple, double blossoms that closely resemble the flowers of a zinnia, though much smaller. With the double blooms and the prolific blooming habit, these asters look like purple clouds when in full bloom. Asters are star performers in fall gardens.

    Attracts: 
    Bees
    Butterflies
    Resists: 
    Deer
    Rabbits

    Characteristics

    Plant Type: 
    Perennial
    Height Category: 
    Medium
    Garden Height: 
    18 Inches
    Spacing: 
    24 Inches
    Spread: 
    24 Inches
    Flower Colors: 
    Purple
    Foliage Colors: 
    Green
    Foliage Shade: 
    Green
    Habit: 
    Mounded
    Container Role: 
    Filler

    Plant Needs

    Light Requirement: 
    Sun
    Maintenance Category: 
    Easy
    Bloom Time: 
    Late Summer
    Bloom Time: 
    Early Fall
    Bloom Time: 
    Mid Fall
    Hardiness Zones: 
    5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
    Water Category: 
    Consistent
    Needs Good Drainage
    Uses: 
    Container
    Uses: 
    Landscape
    Uses Notes: 

    Deer and rabbits seldom browse asters; butterflies flock to their late season flowers and wild bird love the small seeds.

    Maintenance Notes: 

    Asters are the reliable performers of fall gardens. They do best when planted in full sun locations in well-drained soils.

    Bloom Time: August, September, October

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