Pink Crush Aster
Fall Planting: This item is available for purchase from April-October while supplies last. This product will ship September-October according to hardiness zone.
Aster novae-angliae. A vastly improved New England Aster with a perfectly mounded habit that is simply loaded with colour in late summer through fall. The dynamic rose-purple colouring is the perfect compliment to typical fall oranges, reds and yellows. No. 1 root. Height 20-24".
Sold as: Pkg of 1
|1||Pkg of 1||$ 16.45 / pkg|
|2||Pkg of 1||$ 15.00 / pkg|
|3||Pkg of 1||$ 14.20 / pkg|
|4+||Pkg of 1||$ 13.35 / pkg|
Fall Planting Roots Upon Arrival:
It is very important to plant these dormant perennials as soon as possible after you receive them. If it is absolutely necessary to store them for a short time before planting them, open the cartons and any plastic that is around the roots. If the roots appear dry, soak them for a few hours in warm water. Thereafter store in slightly moist peat moss in a cold, but not freezing location until you can plant. They can also be placed in pots of soil if planting will be delayed for more than 2 weeks. Use any packaged, peat-based potting soil and pots with drainage holes. Most Bulbs, Perennials and many other garden plants require 'well-drained' soil in order to thrive. Areas that often have 'sitting' water or constantly soggy soil can quickly cause roots to rot and deteriorate, especially over winter.
Planting Roots General Info:
It is a good idea to soak any bare-root perennials in water for a few hours, but not more than a day, 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.