Symphyotrichum novae-angliae


New England Asters

Most of the Symphyotrichum novae-angliae cultivars included on this page have been growing in the Picton Garden as part of  the Royal Horticultural Society trials. The purpose of the trials is to assess the cultivars in order to recognise the most garden worthy plants.

New England Asters, Sympyhotrichum novae-angliae, are easy to grow, long lived, hardy herbaceous perennials. Their flowering season runs from early September into mid to late October. The majority of cv’s will grow up to between 90cm and 135cm in height. A few are shorter and some can grow as tall as 180cm. All will grow best in an open, sunny situation in well cultivated soil.

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43. John Davis
John Davis  **
Barr's Purple
Barr’s Purple **
Mandies Choice cu
Mandies Choice  **
*Lachsglut copy
Lachsglut  **
*St. Michael's
St. Michael’s  **
St. Michael's cu
St. Michael’s  **
Badsey Pink
Badsey Pink  **
Mrs. Wright sept
Mrs. S. T. Wright  **
Quinton Menzies
Quinton Menzies  **
42. Barr's Violet
Barr’s Violet  **
James Ritchie 4
James Ritchie  **
James Ritchie cu
James Ritchie  **
Harrington's Pink
Harrington’s Pink  **
Miss E. K.Mash
Miss E. K. Mash  **
Andenken an Paul Gerber
Andenken an Paul Gerber  **
Mrs.S.W. Stern cu2
Mrs. S. W. Stern  **
Alex Deamon *
Alex Deamon
Helen Picton
Helen Picton
Lou Williams
Lou Williams
Foxy Emily*
Foxy Emily
Little Bella cu
Aanabelle de Chazal
Badsey Pink
Badsey Pink **
Dapper Tapper
Dapper Tapper
Herbstschnee cu1
Barr's Pink sept
Barr’s Pink
Andenken an Alma Potschke
Andenken an Alma Potschke
Beetle Nut
Sayer's Croft
Sayers Croft
Rosa Sieger 3
Rosa Sieger
Crimson Beauty*
Crimson Beauty
Purple Dome

Marina Wolkonsky cu

Red Cloud 23 oct
Red Cloud
Colwall Century cu
Colwall Century
John Dickinson
John Dickenson
Evensong cu
Brightness sept
Brunswick sept
Jon Baker sept
Jon Baker
Mabelle sept
Marina Wolkonsky