Michaelmas Daisy: How To Grow and Care For Aster Novi-belgi

Flowering Michaelmas Daisy

Symphyotrichum novi-belgii (L.) G.L.Nesom [sim-fy-oh-TRY-kum, NO-vee BEL-jee-eye] is a flowering plant type species commonly known as Aster novi-belgi and Michaelmas daisy.  The plant comes from the Aster family Asteraceae that includes: Aster

Growing China Aster: Caring For Callistephus Chinensis

Colorful China Asters in full bloom.

China Aster – Callistephus chinensis [kal-LISS-teff-us chi-NEN-siss] is a member of the Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) family. The plants’ genus name refers to two Greek words: “kalli”, which means beautiful and “stephos”,

Aromatic Hardy Asters: Growing And Care

attractive blooms of the hardy aster

Versatile, floriferous, winter hardy and dependable all describe the hardy dwarf asters. If this perennial is still a stranger in your garden, the reason is probably that you remember the