Oh yeah! Outstanding purple fall color from a native plant that pollinators love. This fall favorite comes on like a grape crush with full plants absolutely exploding with dark purple flowers. This aster forms a nice round mound and works well in border plantings and mass plantings in your garden. It's also a great option for fall container plantings giving you color as you close out the growing season.
Photo Credit: Walter Gardens
|Bloom Color:||Rich Purple|
|Bloom Period:||Early fall|
|Genus & Species:||Aster novae-angliae 'Grape Crush'|
|Mature Height:||26 to 30 inches|
|Mature Spread:||40 to 44 inches|
|Plant Spacing:||36 to 40 inches|
|Planting Depth:||Plant crown even with soil line.|
|Planting Time:||Spring or fall planting|
|Soil Type:||Does well in rich evenly moist soil|
|Sun Exposure:||Full sun|
|Zone:||3 to 8|
General care for any tree or shrub is easy, please educate yourself and follow these simple rules.
Caring for Aster novae-angliae 'Grape Crush'
Asters appreciate rich, evenly moist soil and lots of sun. They grow to be full and quite large so give them lots of room for air circulation as powdery mildew can be a problem. This cultivar is smaller than most, but still consider pinching plants back from late spring until July 4th to keep them compact for the fall bloom period. Divide aster every couple of years in the spring to maintain healthy plants.