Alert New York Aster
Aster novi-belgii 'Alert'
Densely packed clusters of deep pink-purple to crimson, semi-double flowers provide outstanding color in the garden from late summer into fall. Since this selection has a dwarf, compact habit, it will not require staking.
Asters are excellent cut flowers and attract butterflies. They make a terrific accent to fall blooming grasses and the changing colors of the trees. They are native to North America and are generally very easy to grow.