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Aster novi-belgii 'Professor Kippenburg'

A splash of purple for the garden

The New York aster is native to the eastern part of the United States. This perennial can range in height from 1' to 6', depending on its location. It is noted for producing more flowers than its relatives, and the purple flowers that appear in the late summer are a pretty addition to the garden. Hundreds of cultivars are now commercially available; 'Pink Bouquet' and 'Professor Kippenburg' are Chicago Botanic Garden favorites. Use it for a nice splash of color in a fall garden. 

Aster novi-belgii
New York aster
Family: Aster (Asteraceae)
Type: Perennial

Mature Size:
3-5 feet

Shape:
upright
  Flower Color:
purple
  Bloom Season:
July-August
September-October
Exposure:
sun
  Soil Moisture:
moderate
  Zones:
4-8
attracts butterflies
  Landscape Use:
bedding or border
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