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.
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