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#9 Pot Aster Magic. Photo Courtesy of Yoder.

Aster Novi-Belgii 'Magic Purple'



Asters are a flowering perennial that provides a stunning amount of blooms in unique colors, for fall sales. The variety Magic Purple is a very early (North Sept 5-10), Purple Daisy Aster with Yellow Center that can be found in our #9 pot. Magic Purple is the top selling purple Aster, has a medium flower size and the variety is sold under the blue/lavender category on the Lucas order sheet.


USDA Zone: Zones 3 - 8

Color: Blue/Purple

Interesting Notes:

The pollen on open Aster flowers often attracts bees. It is best for Asters to be sold when only a few flowers are showing color. This will reduce the amount of bees your customers have to fight off when purchasing the plants and ensures the customer of maximum home enjoyment.

Growing Tips for Homeowners:

Space 18-24 inches apart. Plant in location with at least a half-day of full sun with good soil drainage and air flow. Not recommended to plant near deck's, patio's or other social locations since they attract bees. Plant in landscape at same soil level as existing container. Water well after planting. Do not fertilize when plant is in bloom. Do not cut back old flowers and stems until following spring.

Characteristics & Attributes:


Attracts Wildlife:

  • Bees
  • Butterflies

Attributes:

  • Profuse Flowering
  • Fragrant

Critter Resistance:

  • Deer Resistant

Design Use:

  • Mass Planting
  • Edging
  • Container
  • Woodland Edge
  • Border

Exposure:

  • Full Sun

Foliage Color:

  • Green

Habit:

  • Upright
  • Mounding

Season of Interest (Flowering):

  • Fall

Season of Interest (Foliage):

  • Fall

Soil Moisture:

  • Well Drained

Vigor:

  • Medium