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Symphyotrichum 'Milka'

Milka Aster

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Description

Milka New England aster Symphyotrichum 'Milka') is hardy in the Chicago area and is grown for the lavender-purple flowers that cover the plant during autumn. It is insect- and disease-resistant when grown in full sun with open space between plants. First used in flower beds at the Chicago Botanic Garden in 2003, this was one of a wave of new aster hybrids promoted for growing as seasonal potted plants and cut flowers to compete with chrysanthemums. It has also proven hardy in gardens. It can reach a height of 3 feet, with double flowers. It blooms from late September to early November.

Soil
Moderate
Plant Shape
Mounded
Exposure
Full Sun
Bloom Time
September - October
Bloom Color
Lavender, Purple
Landscape Use
Bedding or Border, Specimen Plant
Wildlife Interest
Attracts Butterflies
Plant Type
Perennial
Hardiness Zone
4 - 10