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Aster novae-angliae 'Purple Dome'
Appearing as masses of solid royal purple from late summer into fall, these asters form wonderfully compact, rounded mounds. They are terrific accents for fall blooming grasses and the changing colors of the trees. Try cutting a few of the tall, flowering stems for a fresh bouquet--bring the outdoors in.
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Hardiness Zone:3 - 8
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.
Aster novae-angliae 'Purple Dome' Characteristics
- Mass Plant
- Salt Tolerant
- Cut Flower / or Foliage
- Deer Resistant
- Sun Tolerant
Growth Rate in the Garden
Season of Interest (Flowering)
- Late Summer
Soil Moisture Needs