Looking for that one-of-a-kind, gorgeous plant that will lift your spirits and brighten even the rainest days? Take a look at the Alma Potschke Aster (Aster novae-angliae) because she will put a smile on your face! Easy to grow, long-lived, and fast-growing, these feature beautiful neon pink color that attracts butterflies, hummingbirds, and beneficial pollinators for a sip of the nectar!
Alma displays a beautiful, bright neon rose pink daisy-like flower that is about quarter-sized. The flowers will bloom from late summer to late fall. This eye-catching beauty will add life to any sunny corner of the garden!
Alma is a tough cultivar of the North American native perennials! Deer and rabbits do not prefer her taste. Hardy throughout USDA growing zones 4 through mild zone 8, these have all the native adaptability and hardiness you'd expect from these wildflower cousins! Growing about 3 feet in height and width, sometimes a bit taller, an early season pinch back will create a nice neat, tidy mounded dome of growth and lots of flowers by fall!
Alma is a very versatile plant! Plant her in small-space yards, postage stamp properties and narrow borders, and upscale cottage gardens! They're as adapted to modern lots and urban conditions as they are at home in naturalized prairies or en masse to brighten entire swaths of the garden! You will enjoy these as cut flowers on your kitchen table so add them to a cutting border as well! The color will knock your socks off in bouquets!
Any garden becomes a pollinator garden with a couple of Asters! Combine with other fall-blooming perennials, other bright and colorful Asters like the Purple Dome New England Aster, while accenting ornamental grasses! Adaptable for upright color in large planters and porch pots, the fine texture, and late blooms are just what your garden needs when other flowers are starting to wind down for the season! Even small space container gardens can enjoy these vivid blooms!
These herbaceous perennials thrive in full sun in average, medium moisture, well-drained soil. Alma does prefer moist, rich soils, but becomes drought, salt and wet soil tolerant, and are also Xeric once established but will appreciate summer watering and a healthy bed of mulch. Pinch back the stems before midsummer to promote fuller foliage, produce a greater number of flowers, and control the plant height (to prevent flopping by the plant).
You won't want to miss out on the opportunity to get this fan-favorite pollinator plant! She's calling your name, so order your very own Alma Potschke Aster from our experts at Nature Hills today!
Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.
Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!
Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.
Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.
|Young Plants to 18 Months|
|2"x2"x3"||Ranges from||.18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume|
|4.5" Container||Equal to||.65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume|
|Sprinter Pot||Equal to||.63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume|
|4" Container||Ranges from||.31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume|
|6" Container||Equal to||1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume|
|1 Quart||Equal to||1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume|
|5.5" Container||Equal to||1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x5"||Ranges from||.8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x6"||Ranges from||1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x9"||Ranges from||1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x10"||Ranges from||1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old|
|2 Quart||Equal to||2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume|
|#1 Container||Ranges from||2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume|
|5"x5"x12"||Equal to||3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 2 - 4 Years Old|
|#2 Container||Ranges from||1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume|
|#3 Container||Ranges from||2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 3 - 5 Years Old|
|#5 Container||Ranges from||2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume|
|#6 Container||Ranges from||5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume|
|#7 Container||Ranges from||5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume|
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This proprietary eCommerce software prevents the shipment of a restricted plant to each state. The Plant Sentry system includes a shipment certification program. The Plant Sentry Compliance Officer works closely with NatureHills.com and each nursery or fulfillment center to ensure only compliant plants are sold to customers.
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Due to winter weather we have put a hold on shipping to the areas shown below in grey. You can still order now and we will ship the plant to you during an appropriate time for your zone.
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|Brand||Nature Hills' Choice|
|Botanical Name||Aster novae-angliae|
|Mature Height||3 - 4 feet|
|Mature Spread||3 feet|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun|
|Flower Color||Vibrant Pink|
|Pruning Time||Early Spring|