Photo Courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.

Photo Courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc. Photo Courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.

Aster novae-angliae 'Alma Potschke'

Aster

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Clusters of showy, deep rose-pink flowers borne on tall, leafy stems grace this selection from late summer into fall. They are a terrific accent to fall blooming grasses and the changing colors of the trees. Try cutting a few flowering stems for a fresh bouquet--bring the outdoors in.

Height:

36 in

Spread:

24-36 in

Hardiness Zone:

3 - 8

Interesting Notes:

Asters are native to North America and are generally very easy to grow.

Aster Growing and Maintenance Tips

Asters perform best in rich, evenly moist soil and full sun. Give them lots of room to grow; good air circulation will help to prevent powdery mildew. Though this cultivar has a bushy, compact habit, it may still require staking. To promote dense growth that is less likely to flop, pinch plants back from late spring until July 4th.  Plants should be divided every couple of years in the spring to maintain their health and vigor.

Aster novae-angliae 'Alma Potschke' Characteristics

Attributes

  • Mass Plant
  • Salt Tolerant
  • Border
  • Container
  • Cut Flower / or Foliage

Exposure

  • Sun Tolerant

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Medium

Nature Attraction

  • Butterflies

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Late Summer
  • Fall

Soil Moisture Needs

  • Average