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Aster (Symphyotrichum) novi-belgii 'Marie Ballard'

New York Aster

Lovely, lavender blue blooms up to 3" across, are fully double with yellow stamens. Blooms in early to mid autumn. Plants produce a large number flowering stems. Compact plants spread via runners. Attract birds, butterflies, and other pollinators.

Prefer full sun to light shade and moist, well-drained soil. Drought tolerant, but best with consistent moisture. Provide good air circulations to reduce occurrence of mildew. Native cultivar.

Height:

30-36 in

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Spread:

24-30 in

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Hardiness Zone:

4-9

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Bloom Color:

Blue, Lavender

Characteristics & Attributes

Attracts Wildlife
Butterflies
Pollinators
Songbirds
Critter Resistance
Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Exposure
Full Sun
Sun/Light Shade
Light Shade
Soil Moisture Preference
Moist/Well-Drained
Moist
Flowering Months
September
October
Foliage Color
Green
Attributes
Cut Flower
East-Coast Native
Naturalizing
Rock Garden