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Symphyotrichum 'Milka Carmine'

Milka Carmine Aster

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Description

Carmine-colored daisies cover Milka Carmine aster (Symphyotrichum 'Milka Carmine') throughout September and October. Butterflies, honeybees, and moths are all attracted to the flowers, and unfortunately, rabbits find the foliage tasty. This cultivar was selected from a seedling of the original 'Milka' cultivar in the Netherlands and registered in 1999. It was in the 1990s that it was discovered that our native wild asters could be tamed, hybridized, and developed into reliable flowering potted plants to be sold as an alternative to chrysanthemums. Plant 'Milka Carmine' in full sun, in average soil, and reduce fertilizer applications to provide the ideal conditions for this cultivar. This is also known as 'Karmijn Milka'.

Soil
Moderate
Plant Shape
Upright
Exposure
Full Sun
Bloom Time
September - October
Bloom Color
Red, Purple
Landscape Use
Bedding or Border, Specimen Plant, Groundcover
Wildlife Interest
Attracts Birds, Attracts Butterflies
Plant Type
Perennial
Hardiness Zone
4 - 8