Aster novae-angliae 'Grape Crush' PP33612 (25) Bare Root Plants
Common Name: New England Aster
Bringing refinement to fall blooming Asters, 'Grape Crush' produces a large, very round mound with densely packed flowers. We have observed no lodging in our trials, a phenomenal achievement for fall blooming Asters. Very rich, dark purple flowers are produced above dark green foliage in early fall to midfall. A perfect finale to the growing season!
Asters are native to North America and are generally very easy to grow.
Asters perform best in rich, evenly moist soil and full sun. Give them lots of room to grow; good air circulation will help to prevent powdery mildew. Though this cultivar has a bushy, compact habit, it may still require staking. To promote dense growth that is less likely to flop, pinch plants back from late spring until July 4th.
Plants should be divided every couple of years in the spring to maintain their health and vigor.
Height: 26.0-30.0 Inches
Spread: 40.0-44.0 Inches
Hardiness Zones: 3,4,5,6,7,8
Flower Color: Purple shades
Foliage Color: Green shades
Average Water Needs
Fertile Soil Quality
Bloomtime: Early Fall
Seasonal Interest: Fall Color
Growth Rate: Medium
Border Plant, Cut Flower, Mass Planting, Salt Tolerant