Sunday, October 2, 2011

New England Asters

New England Aster (Symphyotrichum novae-angliae) is a stalwart for fall-flowering garden beds (and containers, too).

This one, in a pot next to the garden shed, is in full flower right now.  

There are many other asters that are great in fall (Aster oblongifolius 'October Skies' is my current favorite), but New England asters are tough and versatile, too.

New England Aster (cultivar forgotten!)


  1. Lisa,
    These are very full asters! What do you do to make them so full? I just posted a 6+ ft tall aster any idea what it might be?

  2. Geez, I haven't done anything to these asters except stick them in a container.

    They were small and contained (pruned heavily) when I got them. Now they're doing what they do!


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