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Alert New York Aster

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Plant Information
Common Name Alert New York Aster
Botanical Name Aster nova-belgii 'Alert'
Plant Type Perennial
Mature Height 15 to 18 in
Mature Width 15 to 18 in
Growth Habit Rounded
Bloom Color Crimson Red
Bloom Interest Showy
Bloom Period August 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
Sun Exposure Full Sun, Partial Shade
USDA Hardiness Zone 3 to 9
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 Dwarf plant needing no pruning.