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Origin: US Native Wildflower
Other Common Names: Michaelmas Daisy
Bloom Time: Fall
Height: 24 in to 36 in
Spacing: 15 in to 24 in
Light: Full Sun
Soil Moisture: Medium
USDA Zone: 4a-8b
Germination: No pre-treatment needed. Sow seeds on soil surface at 70F and water. Slow to germinate.
Seeds Per Oz: 60000
This colorful aster originates in the Mid-Atlantic region, springing up in marshy ground, shoreland, or wet meadow areas. Its Latin name, “novi-belgii,” means New Belgium, a historical name for the state of New York. This variety has also been referred to as a “Michaelmas daisy” because of its blossoming around the time of the feast of St. Michael on September 29. German botanist Paul Hermann first catalogued this species in 1687, and it was being widely grown in gardens by the beginning of the eighteenth century. In the language of flowers, these starry blossoms symbolize elegance or daintiness. They make a traditional gift for birthdays in the month of September, or for 20th wedding anniversaries.
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