Aster nova-angliae Grape Crush

Available late May

 Aster 'Grape Crush' photo courtesy of Walters Gardens

New England Aster

The new "Crush" series of asters brings refinement to fall blooming Asters.  'Grape Crush' produces a large, very round mound with densely packed flowers. Very rich, dark purple flowers are produced above dark green foliage in early fall to midfall. A perfect finale to the growing season!

Asters are native to North America and are generally very easy to grow.

  • Height: 66-76 cm (26-30 in)
  • Spread: 102-112 cm (40-44 in)
  • Cold Hardiness: Zone 3-8
  • Sun or Shade: minimum 6 hours of direct sun
  • Bloom Time: early fall
  • Leaf Colour: green
  • Bloom Colour: dark purple
  • Critter Resistance: some resistance to deer
  • Nature Attraction: bees and butterflies

Growing and Maintenance Tips

Asters grow best  in rich, evenly moist soil. Division every two to three years in the spring will keep the clumps robust. Location in a sunny site with good circulation is recommended.