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Aster Novi-Belgii 'Henry I Blue'

Asters are a flowering perennial that provides a stunning amount of blooms, in unique colors, for fall sales.  The variety Henry I Blue is a Early (North Sept 11 - 16), Blue double-flowering Aster that can be found in our #9 Pot.  The flower size for Blue Henry I Blue is about 1 1/2 inches and the variety is sold under the Blue/Lavender category on the Lucas order sheet.

USDA Zone: Zones 3 - 8

Color: Blue/Lavender

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 will have to fight off when purchasing the plants & 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 & air flow.  Not recommended to plant near deck's, patio's or other social locations since they attract bees.  Plant 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 & stems until following spring.

Characteristics & Attributes:

Attracts Wildlife:

  • Bees
  • Butterflies


  • Fragrant
  • Profuse Flowering
  • Double Flower

Critter Resistance:

  • Deer Resistant

Design Use:

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


  • Full Sun

Foliage Color:

  • Green


  • Upright
  • Compact Mounding

Season of Interest (Flowering):

  • Fall

Season of Interest (Foliage):

  • Fall

Soil Moisture:

  • Well Drained


  • Medium