Aster (Symphyotrichum) novi-belgii 'Royal Opal'
New York Aster
Icy blue flowers with a yellow eye are displayed from Aug. to Oct. Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds. Deer resistant.
Grows best in moist, rich soil, with sun to light shade. Can tolerate some drought, but if plants are kept too dry, they may develop powdery mildew on their leaves.
Characteristics & Attributes
Cut back by half before July 4th to encourage compact growth and more flowers.