Aster nova angliae 'Pink Crush'

Available late May

Aster 'Pink Crush' photo courtesy of Walters Gardens

New England Aster

Aster 'Pink Crush' is a new introduction that is a breakhrough in aster breeding. 'Pink Crush' produces a large, very round mound with densely packed flowers. In early to mid fall the rose pink flowers are produced above dark green foliage. This series has a strong upright habit.This variety is shorter than 'Grape Crush'. A perfect finale to the growing season!

  • Height: 51-61 cm (20-24 in)
  • Spread: 86-97 cm (34-38 in)
  • Cold Hardiness: Zone 3-8
  • Sun or Shade: minimum 6 hours of direct sun
  • Bloom Time: late summer
  • Leaf Colour: green
  • Bloom Colour: rose pink
  • Critter Resistance: some resistance to deer
  • Nature Attraction: butterflies and bees

Growing and Maintenance Tips

Asters perform best in rich, evenly moist soil and full sun. Give them lots of room to grow; good air circulation will help to prevent powdery mildew. Though this cultivar has a bushy, compact habit, it may still require staking. To promote dense growth that is less likely to flop, pinch plants back from late spring until early July.
Plants should be divided every couple of years in the spring to maintain their health and vigour.