Symphyotrichum novae-angliae 'Hella Lacy'

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New England Aster

This New England Aster forms a robust semi-woody clump (5 feet tall, 2 feet wide) that blooms with fine-petaled lavender-blue flowers from late summer into fall. It was named after the wife of garden writer Alan Lacy. It is tolerant of wet conditions and is mildew resistant. Pinch back until 4th of July. This will produce denser and more compact plants. It can be divided every 2-3 years in spring. It prefers full sun in average, well-drained soil.

Plant Shape:
Full Sun
Partial Shade
Bloom Time:
July - August
September - October
Bloom Color:
Landscape Use:
Bedding or Border
Wildlife Interest:
Attracts Birds
Attracts Butterflies
Native to Midwest
Plant Type:
Hardiness Zone:
4 - 8