'Grape Crush' produces a large, very round mound with densely packed flowers. We have observed no lodging in our trials, a phenomenal achievement for fall blooming Asters. Very rich, dark purple flowers are produced above dark green foliage in early fall to midfall. A perfect finale to the growing season! 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 July 4th.Plants should be divided every couple of years in the spring to maintain their health and vigor.
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Aster nov-ang 'Grape Crush'
Common Name New England Aster Plant Type Perennial Zone 3-8 Height 26-30" Spread 40-44" Growth Habit Upright Growth Rate Medium Bloom Time Early Fall Light
Full Sun (>6 hrs. Direct Sun)
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Native to North America