January 23, 2020

Autumn Glory

Aster 'Alma Potschke'

Janine Pineo Photo - Aster 'Alma Potschke'

When other annuals and perennials have finished their blooming, it is just the start for Aster novae-angliae. The New England aster is a sight along highways and in fields when other plants are dying back. The shades of purple provide a nice contrast to the yellow, oranges and reds of turning trees. For the garden, Aster ‘Alma Potschke’ is a cultivar in stunning pink, growing about 4 feet tall and putting on a display for a few weeks. The blooms are also attractive to the pollinators at a time of year when other nectar sources have gone to seed.