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Alma Potschke New England Aster

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Plant Information
Common Name Alma Potschke New England Aster
Botanical Name Aster nova-angliae 'Alma Potschke'
Plant Type Perennial
Mature Height 3 to 4 ft
Mature Width 3 to 4 ft
Growth Habit Rounded
Bloom Color Pink
Bloom Interest Showy
Bloom Period June to September
Seasonal Interest Summer, Fall
Foliage Color Green
Foliage Type Simple
Fall Color Insignificant
Attributes Clay Soil, Drought Tolerant
Attracts Butterflies Yes
Attracts Birds Yes
Notes Sensitive to water stress
Sun Exposure Full Sun, Partial Shade
USDA Hardiness Zone 4 to 8
Zoned for KC Region Yes
Water Preference Moist,Well-drained
Maintenance Level Low
Cost Moderate
Watering Notes Asters require at least 1" of water per week. Water at ground level, not over the leaves to prevent leaf fungus. Morning watering is best.
Fertilize Notes Usually no fertilizer is needed but a slow-release can be used.
Prune Notes Tall asters can be cut back several times until mid summer to control height for fall bloom.