Scientific Name: Symphyotrichum novi-belgii
Common Name: Michaelmas daisy, New York aster
Family Name: Asteraceae
Origin: Canada - northern, U.S. - northeast
Hardiness Zone: Zone 4: (-34 to -29 °C)
Plant Type: Herbaceous perennial
Mature Size: 0.7 - 1.3m x 0.6 - 1.0m (height x width)
Habit: Spreading
Form: Mounded
Texture: Fine
Landscape Uses: Attract beneficial insects, Fall interest, Perennial border
Exposure: Full sun
Soil or Media: Well-drained
Leaves: Simple, Alternate, Spiraled, Soft flexible, Pinnate venation, Pubescent, Elliptic, Lanceolate, Oblanceolate, Entire, Serrulate
Flowers: Head (capitulum), White, Blue, Violet, Purple, Pink, Aug-Sep-Oct
Fruit: Achene, Brown, Sep-Oct
Key ID Features:
Clump-forming, multi-branched perennial; leaves alternate, lanceolate-oblanceolate, 8-11cm log x 1-2 cm wide, sessile; flowers are white-pink-violet-purple and daisy-like in appearance, bloom late summer to mid autumn.