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Aster hybrids--Michaelmas Daisy Aster novae-angliae--New England Aster Aster novae-belgii--New York Aster

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     Asters  produce  large clusters of  flowers  in  white,

purple,  lavender, pink and red.  The plants  tolerate  poor

soil and dryness but bloom poorly in dry soil.  They grow  2

to  5  feet  tall  and are spaced  15  inches  apart.   They

multiply  rapidly  so  may  need  frequent  division.   Tall

varieties  need staking or grow the shorter varieties.   For

best bloom, thin out shoots from large clumps.  Asters  grow

best in full sun or light shade.                            

     Aster is grown from seed or division.  Division is done

in October or early spring when flowering deteriorates.  The

seed  germinates  in  15  days indoors, or  20  to  30  days


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