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Professor Kippenburg Aster

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Striking Daisy-like Purple Flowers

The Aster ‘Professor Kippenburg’, Aster novae-angliae, has beautiful vivid purple daisy-like flowers that cover the plant. The flowers are 1-2” wide with a plant width of 12-18” and a height of 18-20”. It is a definite showstopper.

‘Professor Kippenburg’, blooming in the early fall till frost, is a definite butterfly and bird attractor. ‘Professor Kippenburg’ looks great in borders and mass plantings. The effect is indescribable.

Aster ‘Professor Kippenburg’ does require full sun, but can take some afternoon shade, in a moderate soil range with good drainage that does not become extremely dry during the summer.

Pinching back the stem tips in late spring and early summer will produce denser growth and heavier blooming. This plant may be divided every few years in the spring.

Aster ‘Professor Kippenburgs’ make an excellent container plant or front of the garden feature and looks great with ornamental grasses. Use this plant in borders, mass plantings, in perennial gardens and butterfly gardens.

* Attracts butterflies
* Months of blooms
* Sun loving

 

PLANT HIGHLIGHTS

Professor Kippenburg Aster Is Suited to Grow in Zones 3-8
Growing Zones 3-8
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Brand Nature Hills Nursery
Botanical Name Aster novae-belgii
Foliage Green
Mature Height 18 - 20 inches
Mature Spread 12 - 18 inches
Soil Type Widely Adaptable
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Growth Rate Fast