Symphyotrichum novi-belgii facts for kids
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|New York aster|
Symphyotrichum novi-belgii, the New York aster, is a species of flowering plant. It is the type species for Symphyotrichum, a genus in the family Asteraceae, whose species were once considered to be part of the genus Aster. Plants in both these genera are popularly known as Michaelmas daisy because they bloom around September 29, St. Michael’s Day.
- Eastern Canada: New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Quebec
- Northeastern United States: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, Vermont
- Southeastern United States: Delaware, Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia
This is the largest group of Michaelmas daisies, with over 1,000 named cultivars. They are valued for their late summer color in shades of blue, pink and white. They are best planted in an open, sunny position. While extremely tough, they are susceptible to fungal infections, especially if conditions are not ideal. The cultivars 'Coombe Fishacre' and 'Fellowship' has gained the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit.
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