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Aster novi-belgii ‘Audrey’ (New York Aster)

New York Aster 'Audrey', Michaelmas Daisy 'Audrey', Symphyotrichum novi-belgii 'Audrey', Long-Leaf Aster 'Audrey'

Aster Novi-Belgii 'Audrey', New York Aster 'Audrey', Michaelmas Daisy 'Audrey', Symphyotrichum novi-belgii 'Audrey', Pink Aster, Long-Leaf Aster 'Audrey'

Compact, Aster novi-belgii ‘Audrey’ (New York Aster) features masses of small, single, lilac-pink flowers with a sunny yellow center. Borne on slender, branched stems bearing lance-shaped, gray-green leaves, they bloom for weeks from late summer to mid-fall and enliven any sunny corner of the garden. Native to North America, this dwarf Aster is easy to grow, long-lived, brings cheerful fall color in borders or containers, and is a great source of nectar for butterflies.

  • Typically grows with an upright, bushy habit, up to 12-18 in. tall and wide (30-45 cm). Deer and rabbit resistant!
  • Thrives in full sun or partial shade, in average, medium moisture, well-drained soils. Moist, rich soils are preferred. Provide good air circulation to avoid foliage diseases such as powdery mildew. Drought, salt, and wet soil tolerant.
  • Vital ingredient of late summer and fall borders, cottage gardens, coastal gardens, or butterfly gardens. New York 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!
  • Propagate by division in spring. Divide every third year to maintain vigor. Pinching back several times in early summer will help develop more compact and bushy plants,
  • Sometimes susceptible to powdery mildew.
  • Cut back in late fall.

Aster novi-belgii, commonly known as New York Aster, belongs to the Asteraceae family, including 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. The flowers of New York Asters are always held in sprays rather than individually and provide an outstanding late-season show.

Requirements

Hardiness 4 - 8
Heat Zones 1 - 8
Climate Zones 1, 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 Compositae
Genus Aster
Common names New York Aster, Michaelmas Daisy, Aster
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Late)
Fall
Height 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spread 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spacing 18" (50cm)
Maintenance Average
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Showy
Tolerance Drought, Deer, Salt, Rabbit, Clay Soil, Wet Soil
Attracts Birds, Butterflies, Bees
Garden Uses Beds And Borders, Patio And Containers, Small Gardens
Garden Styles Coastal Garden, Traditional Garden, Informal and Cottage, Gravel and Rock Garden
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Alternative Plants to Consider

Symphyotrichum leave ‘Bluebird’ (Smooth Aster)
Ampelaster carolinianus (Climbing Aster)
Doellingeria umbellata (Flat-Topped White Aster)
Aster novi-belgii (New York Aster)
Symphyotrichum chilense (Pacific Aster)
Symphyotrichum lanceolatum (White Panicle Aster)

Recommended Companion Plants

Anemone x hybrida ‘Königin Charlotte’ (Queen Charlotte)
Aster x frikartii ‘Monch’ (Frikart’s Aster)
Persicaria amplexicaulis ‘Firetail’ (Mountain Fleece)
Eupatorium maculatum (Spotted Joe-Pye Weed)
Calamagrostis brachytricha (Reed Grass)
Rudbeckia fulgida var. sullivantii ‘Goldsturm’ (Black-Eyed Susan)
Sedum ‘Herbstfreude’ (‘Autumn Joy’)
Calamagrostis x acutiflora ‘Karl Foerster’ (Feather Reed Grass)
Perovskia atriplicifolia (Russian Sage)
Verbena bonariensis (Tall Verbena)

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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.
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Requirements

Hardiness 4 - 8
Heat Zones 1 - 8
Climate Zones 1, 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 Compositae
Genus Aster
Common names New York Aster, Michaelmas Daisy, Aster
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Late)
Fall
Height 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spread 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spacing 18" (50cm)
Maintenance Average
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Showy
Tolerance Drought, Deer, Salt, Rabbit, Clay Soil, Wet Soil
Attracts Birds, Butterflies, Bees
Garden Uses Beds And Borders, Patio And Containers, Small Gardens
Garden Styles Coastal Garden, Traditional Garden, Informal and Cottage, Gravel and Rock Garden
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