Create Your Garden

Aster novi-belgii ‘Professor Anton Kippenberg’ (New York Aster)

New York Aster 'Professor Anton Kippenberg', Michaelmas Daisy 'Professor Anton Kippenberg', Symphyotrichum novi-belgii 'Professor Anton Kippenberg', Long-Leaf Aster 'Professor Anton Kippenberg'

Aster Novi-Belgii 'Professor Anton Kippenberg', New York Aster 'Professor Anton Kippenberg', Michaelmas Daisy 'Professor Anton Kippenberg', Symphyotrichum novi-belgii 'Professor Anton Kippenberg', Double Aster, Blue Aster, Long-Leaf Aster 'Chatterbox'

A popular dwarf selection, Aster novi-belgii ‘Professor Anton Kippenberg’ (New York Aster) features masses of semi-double, lilac-blue flowers with narrow ray petals. Borne on slender, branched stems bearing lance-shaped, 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 12-16 in. tall (30-40 cm) and 12-18 in. wide (30-45 cm). Deer and rabbit resistant!
  • Thrives in full sun or light 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.
  • A 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; regular division helps to keep plants healthy and vigorous but is only necessary every few years
  • Sometimes susceptible to powdery mildew.
  • No pruning is required, except cutting stems close to the ground 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 Michaelmas Daisy, New York Aster, 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 Traditional Garden, Coastal Garden, Gravel and Rock Garden, Informal and Cottage
How Many Plants
Do I Need?
Explore Great Plant Combination Ideas
Aster
Guides with
Aster
Not sure which Aster to pick?
Compare Now

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)

Find In One of Our Guides or Gardens

A Glowing Fall Border with Asters, Chinese Lanterns and Butterfly Bushes
Stunning Blue Flowers to Enhance Your Garden’s Beauty
How to Create an Enchanting Butterfly Garden
For the Love of Butterflies: Best Flowers to Attract them to Your Garden
6 Reasons You Should Create a Butterfly Garden
For the Love of Bees: Best Flowers to Attract them to Your Garden
How to Cultivate a Thriving Bee-Friendly Garden
September Birth Flower: What is my Birth Flower?
25 Types of Daisies You Should Grow
Aster novae-angliae (New England Aster)
Aster novi-belgii (New York Aster)
Aster amellus (Italian Aster)
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.
Buy Plants

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 Michaelmas Daisy, New York Aster, 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 Traditional Garden, Coastal Garden, Gravel and Rock Garden, Informal and Cottage
How Many Plants
Do I Need?
Explore Great Plant Combination Ideas
Aster
Guides with
Aster
Not sure which Aster to pick?
Compare Now

Gardening Ideas

Plant Calculator

How many Aster novi-belgii ‘Professor Anton Kippenberg’ (New York Aster) do I need for my garden?

Input your garden space dimensions

Your Shopping List

Plant Quantity
Aster novi-belgii ‘Professor Anton Kippenberg’ (New York Aster) N/A Buy Plants

Please Login to Proceed

You Have Reached The Free Limit, Please Subscribe to Proceed

Subscribe to Gardenia

To create additional collections, you must be a paid member of Gardenia
  • Add as many plants as you wish
  • Create and save up to 25 garden collections
Become a Member

Plant Added Successfully

You have Reached Your Limit

To add more plants, you must be a paid member of our site Become a Member

Update Your Credit
Card Information

Cancel

Create a New Collection

Sign Up to Our Newsletter

    You have been subscribed successfully

    Join Gardenia.net

    Create a membership account to save your garden designs and to view them on any device.

    Becoming a contributing member of Gardenia is easy and can be done in just a few minutes. If you provide us with your name, email address and the payment of a modest $25 annual membership fee, you will become a full member, enabling you to design and save up to 25 of your garden design ideas.

    Join now and start creating your dream garden!

    Join Gardenia.net

    Create a membership account to save your garden designs and to view them on any device.

    Becoming a contributing member of Gardenia is easy and can be done in just a few minutes. If you provide us with your name, email address and the payment of a modest $25 annual membership fee, you will become a full member, enabling you to design and save up to 25 of your garden design ideas.

    Join now and start creating your dream garden!

    Find your Hardiness Zone

    Find your Heat Zone

    Find your Climate Zone