Grape Crush Aster
Spring Planting: this product will be shipped late April through May according to your hardiness zone.
Aster nova-angliae. With all the oragne and bronze shades so common in the fall garden, we highly recommend planting this incredibly complimentary and easy to grow fall-blooming Aster. A perfectly rounded mound of dark green foliage will be loaded with cool, grape-purple flowers. Height 26-30". No. 1 root.
Sold as: Pkg of 1
|1||Pkg of 1||$ 18.95 / pkg|
|2||Pkg of 1||$ 17.25 / pkg|
|3||Pkg of 1||$ 16.30 / pkg|
|4+||Pkg of 1||$ 15.35 / pkg|
Planting Roots General Info:
Soak bare-root perennials in water for a few hours before planting. Add organic matter to the area and provide good drainage unless the plant variety enjoys wet roots. Unless otherwise specified, bare-root perennials are usually planted with the crown (where the shoots meet the roots) an inch below the soil surface. Firm soil gently to eliminate air pockets and water in well. Mark the area clearly since it may be awhile before the plant shows itself. Pay particular attention to watering any new plants during the first season. Once established plants generally have some drought tolerance and will only need to be watered if the season is hot and dry.
Plant with the top of the crown about 1" below soil level 18-24" apart. Asters grow and flower best in full sun. Some varieties will tolerate part shade but will have fewer flowers. Asters grow best on well-drained, loamy soil. Wet clay soil will lead to root rot and dry sandy soil will lead to plant wilt.
Aster is relatively drought tolerant but will wilt to let you know when it is really dry. Water only as needed and let the soil dry out between watering. Black spot or wilting that occurs while the soil is moist may be signs of fungus problems. If this happens let them dry out and dust or spray with a fungicide.