Symphyotrichum novi-belgii

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Symphyotrichum novi-belgii

By Bonnie L. Grant Aster plant varieties offer variety of blooms, colors and sizes. How many kinds of aster are there? There are two main types of aster, but many cultivars of the plant. All are hardy to United States Department of Agriculture zones 4 to 8. How Many Kinds of Aster are There? Most gardeners are familiar with asters. These workhorses in the autumn garden brighten the landscape even as most perennials are fading. There are many different types of aster from which to choose, most of which thrive in temperate to cool season climates. As native plants, they are adaptable to many sites, but do seem to prefer full sun and well-drained soil. Both the New England and New York asters are native to North America and thrive in a wide range of growing conditions. New England aster has full, plump blooms and thick, woody stems while New

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