Aster novae-angliae 'Alma Potschke'
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Aster novae-angliae 'Alma Potschke'

New England aster

  family compositae 
  genus aster 

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Genus  Aster Species  novae-angliae Variety  Cultivar  Alma Potschke Common names  New England aster Family  COMPOSITAE Specimen number  S11709 Data source  HtZn p81
Life cycle
Life form  Terrestrial Life cycle  Perennial Life span  3 - 10 years Annual cycle  Not applicable Stature  Flower Growth form  Not applicable Growth habit  Various Overall height  6" - 8' Overall spread   
Sunshine  Full sun Water  Moist, well drained Optimal soil texture  Fertile Acceptable soil pH  Neutral USDA hardiness  USDA zones 03a-09b AHS heat zones  Heat zones 09-01 Sunset climate zones  Not classified
Suitable for gardens  yes Nursery  Unknown Compost  no Size at acquisition  Unknown Garden location  Unknown Garden notes  Be careful where you put this because of its invasive tendencies. Aster novae-angliae 'Alma Potschke' can survive very cold winters with annual averages as low as -40� Fahrenheit. New England aster needs summer days with high heat. The best soil for this plant has a texture that is fertile. Full sun is needed for this species to do its best. It usually does best in moist, well drained soils.
Special qualities
Tolerates drought  yes Tolerates high humidity  no Tolerates seaside conditions  no Insect resistant  no Disease resistant  no Deer resistant  no Best uses    Symbiosis  Attracts butterflies  no Attracts hummingbirds  no Autumn foliage  no Colorful berries  no Desirable qualities    Other interest    Other interest color  Other interest period   
Adverse factors
Common pests  Poisonous parts  Poisonous indications  Internal poison  no Dermatologic poison  no Livestock poison  no Mechanical injury  no Hay fever pollen    Hay fever season    Adverse qualities  Invasive
Herbal medicine
Medicinal properties  Medicinal parts  Has medicinal uses  no Do not self-administer  no Do no use if pregnant  no Legally restricted  no Toxicity precautions  Medicinal notes 
Traditional uses
Parts used  Traditional uses  Contemporary uses  Fragrance  Fragrance parts  Fragrance intensity    Fragrance category    Dye parts  Dye color 
Propagule  Various Pollination method    Planting style    Crop spacing    Row spacing    Cold frame  Planting period    Harvesting period    Frost tolerance    Heat requirement    Fertilizer  Typical Time to harvest 
Is edible  no Culinary uses  Nutritional value  Edible parts  Description of edible parts Flavor / texture 
Horticulture notes 
Tag needs printing  no Collection notes  Aster novae-angliae 'Alma Potschke' is a perennial. Flowers: New England aster has flowers arranged in dense clusters. Flowers begin in August and don't stop until October. The blossoms are most often a salmon color, with an accent in yellow.

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