Growing New England Aster Flower can be very rewarding because the plant gets very large. 6 feet tall to be exact! So if you have a small space the plant is not for you. It needs a lot of room to grow because it’s a tall almost bush like plant that grows multiple flowers on one steam.
Sun – Aster Flowers need a minimum of 6 hours of full sunlight a day to reach their maximum potential.
Soil – Compost rich well draining soil works best for these flowers but they can also been grown in clay soils. As long as they don’t dry out to fast they will be happy.
Spacing – Aster flowers need to be spaced 1 to 3 feet apart and can spread to 2 to 3 feet apart. These are large stem multi flower plants so they will need all the room they can get in order to bloom.
Water – They need a lot of water. These flowers do best in areas that get a lot of rain. If it doesn’t rain a lot where you live then they will need to be deeply watered twice a week. If they get to dry the start to grow mildew and mold.
Food – Aster Flowers only need to be fertilized once a year which is when they start to grow in the spring.
Annual or Perennial – These flowers are perennials and well come back on their own year after year.
Climate/Hardiness – Aster Flowers are very hardy and change with the seasons. The can withstand extremely cold temperatures and will come back on their own in the spring.
Harvest – You can harvest the flowers anytime after the bloom or you can wait for them to dry our and collect the seeds.