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Aster novi-belgii - L.
                 
Common Name Michaelmas Daisy, New York Aster
Family Asteraceae or Compositae
USDA hardiness 4-8
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Damp thickets, meadows and shores, usually within 100 miles of the sea[43, 187].
Range Eastern N. America. Naturalized in Britain[17].
Edibility Rating  
Other Uses  
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating  
Care
Fully Hardy Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun

Summary
Bloom Color: Blue, Lavender. Main Bloom Time: Early fall, Late summer, Mid fall. Form: Upright or erect.

Aster novi-belgii Michaelmas Daisy, New York Aster


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Aster novi-belgii Michaelmas Daisy, New York Aster
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Physical Characteristics
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Aster novi-belgii is a PERENNIAL growing to 1.2 m (4ft) by 1 m (3ft 3in) at a medium rate.
It is hardy to zone (UK) 2. It is in flower from Sep to October. The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs) and are pollinated by Bees, flies, beetles, lepidoptera, self.The plant is self-fertile.
It is noted for attracting wildlife.
Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils, prefers well-drained soil and can grow in nutritionally poor soil. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers moist soil.

Synonyms

Habitats
Woodland Garden Dappled Shade; Meadow; Cultivated Beds;
Edible Uses
None known
Medicinal Uses
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None known
Other Uses
None known
Cultivation details
Landscape Uses:Border, Rock garden, Seashore. Succeeds in most good garden soils[1], preferring one that is well-drained and moisture retentive[200]. Prefers a sunny position[200], but it also succeeds in partial shade[233]. Prefers a rich soil[1], but tolerates poor ones[233]. Plants are hardy to about -25°c[187]. A polymorphic species, there are many named varieties selected for their ornamental value[1]. Hybridizes freely with other members of this genus[200]. Plants need to be divided every few years, preferably in the spring, in order to keep the plant vigorous[187]. Most species in this genus seem to be immune to the predations of rabbits[233]. Attracts butterflies and moths, it is also a good bee plant providing nectar in autumn[30]. Special Features: Attracts birds, Naturalizing, Attracts butterflies, Suitable for cut flowers.
Propagation
Seed - surface sow in spring in a cold frame. Do not allow the compost to become dry. Pre-chilling the seed for two weeks can improve germination rates[134]. Germination usually takes place within 2 weeks at 20°c[134]. When large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and plant them out in the summer. Division in spring or autumn[200]. Very easy, larger divisions can be planted straight into their permanent positions whist smaller clumps are best potted up and kept in a cold frame until they are growing away well. Basal cuttings in late spring. Harvest the shoots when they are about 10 - 15cm long with plenty of underground stem. Pot them up into individual pots and keep them in light shade in a cold frame or greenhouse until they are rooting well. Plant them out in the summer.
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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status
IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :
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