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botanical name:
Symphyotrichum novae-angliae 'Septemberrubin'
Symphyotrichum novae-angliae 'Septemberrubin' © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Michaelmas Daisy, New England Aster
synonyms:  Aster novae-angliae 'Septemberrubin', Aster novae-angliae 'September Ruby'
family:  Asteraceae
characteristics: perennial
height: 1.25m
width: 0.60m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: erect
leaf colour: green
flower colour: red
main season: Autumn
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: moist soil, clay soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -18°C
USDA zone: 4 to 8
description:
Erect clumps of stiff leafy stems, rich purple red flowerheads in late summer and early autumn. Vigorous grower and free flowering.

cultivation:
Moist well-drained, fertile soil in full sun or part shade.
Mildew resistant.

propagation:
By division of clumps in early spring.

usage:
Provides a rich and striking colour for late in the season.
Good cut flower.
Attractive to insects.

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