Thursday, 24 March 2016

EASTER ASTER

Aster Novi-Belgii 'Henry III Purple' is a double-flowering aster that blooms in Autumn, in time for a Southern Hemisphere Easter. The plant blooms profusely and makes for quite a show in the garden. It can also be used as a long-lasting cut flower.

The pollen on open Aster flowers often attracts bees. Plant in a location with at least a half-day of full sun with good soil drainage and air flow. Not recommended to plant near decks, patios or other social locations since they attract bees. Plant in landscape at same soil level as existing container. Water well after planting. Do not fertilise when plant is in bloom. Do not cut back old flowers and stems until the following spring.

If you are celebrating Easter this weekend,
Best wishes for a peaceful and happy holiday!

This post is part of the Floral Friday Fotos meme.



1 comment:

  1. Easter aster - the other side of the world ;-)

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