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Aster amellus 'Rosa Erfullung' (Italian Asters)

Italian Aster 'Rosa Erfullung', Italian Starwort 'Rosa Erfullung', Michaelmas Daisy 'Rosa Erfullung', Fall Aster 'Rosa Erfullung', Aster amellus 'Rosa Erfフ_llung', Aster amellus 'Pink Zenith', Italian Aster 'Pink Zenith', Italian Starwort 'Pink Zenith', Michaelmas Daisy 'Pink Zenith', Fall Aster 'Pink Zenith'


Vigorous, Aster amellus 'Rosa Erfullung' or 'Pink Zenith' (Italian Aster) is a standout Aster variety which produces an abundance of very pretty sprays of bright purple-pink flowers, 2 in. across (5 cm). Blooming for weeks from early fall to mid fall, this fall Aster enjoys a compact growth and is resistant to powdery mildew. Native to Europe, it is easy to grow, long lived and provides an outstanding show in the late season garden.

  • Fast growing, up to 20 in. tall and wide (50 cm), its flowering sprays are held upright and their woody stems are clad with oval, dark green leaves.
  • Thrives in full sun in average, medium moisture, well-drained soils. Moderately fertile, alkaline soils are preferred. Provide good air circulation to avoid foliage diseases such as powdery mildew. Drought tolerant!
  • Vital ingredient of late summer and fall borders, cottage gardens, prairies or butterfly gardens. Asters are also valued for the excellent quality of their cut flowers.
  • Asters are a must if you are trying to attract birds or butterflies as they are a great source of nectar.
  • Pinch back stems before early summer to promote bushiness and produce a greater number of flowers.
  • Divide every 3-4 years in spring.

Aster Amellus, commonly known as Italian Aster, belongs to the Asteraceae family, which also includes yarrows, chrysanthemums, and sunflowers. The Genus Aster contains over 600 species and thousands of hybrid varieties, providing a wide choice to pick from, as they all vary in habit, height, flower color, leaf shape and growing conditions. As opposed to the New England Aster (Aster novae-angliae) or the New York Aster (Aster novi-belgii), Aster amellus doesn't produce tall, pyramidal plants but the size and beauty of its blossoms, coupled with its neat and compact habit, make this Aster among the most desirable of all Fall Asters.

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Requirements

Hardiness 5 – 8
Heat Zones 1 – 8
Climate Zones 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Asters
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Fall
Height 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spread 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spacing 18" (45cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Showy
Tolerance Drought, Rabbit
Attracts Birds, Butterflies
Garden Uses Beds and Borders
Garden Styles Coastal Garden, Informal and Cottage, Prairie and Meadow, Traditional Garden

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.


Requirements

Hardiness 5 – 8
Heat Zones 1 – 8
Climate Zones 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Asters
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Fall
Height 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spread 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spacing 18" (45cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Showy
Tolerance Drought, Rabbit
Attracts Birds, Butterflies
Garden Uses Beds and Borders
Garden Styles Coastal Garden, Informal and Cottage, Prairie and Meadow, Traditional Garden

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