Aster Seeds - New England Aster Flower Seed

Aster Seeds - New England

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Flower Specifications

Approximate seeds per pound: 1,029,655

Season: Perennial

USDA Zones: 3 - 9

Height: 36 - 48 inches

Bloom Season: Late summer and fall

Bloom Color: Purple

Environment: Full sun

Soil Type: Well-drained, pH 5.5-6.0

Deer Resistant: Yes

Planting Directions

Temperature: 65 - 75F

Average Germ Time: 21 - 45 days

Light Required: No

Depth: Sow seed on surface, lightly cover

Sowing Rate: 1/2 ounce per 1,000 square feet or 1 pound per acre or 3 - 4 seeds per plant

Moisture: Keep moist until germination

Plant Spacing: 24 inches

Care & Maintenance: Aster

New England Aster (Aster Novae Angliae) - New England Aster seeds will grow in all regions of North America in full sun. New England Aster likes moisture and soil that is not heavily acidic, but it grows well in meadows and will adapt to a variety of soil conditions. The New England Aster wild flower seeds are very tiny, and the plants make a small amount of growth in the first year. Once established, the wild flowers are one of the most hardy plants, and they will spread well.

Purple Asters are so lovely, and one of the more easily identifiable features of the New England Aster is the large number of purple petals, which should be forty or more. Some wild flower specialists believe there could be more then 100. Another feature is the hairy stems and leaves that exist on most Aster plants. Truly, New England Aster is one of the most beautiful wildflowers there is, and they are so easily established by sowing wild flower seeds!