Aster novae-angliae

‘Barr’s Pink’


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Aster novae-angliae ‘Barr’s Pink’

(Syn. Symphyotricum)

One of the choicest coloured of all Easter daisies, because it is true baby pink.
And it is long blooming, with a succession of large semi-double Easter daisies.
So you can steal the show from mid summer through autumn with Aster novae-angliae ‘Barr’s Pink’.

Vivid show 

Plus stout stems make it windproof in the garden and an excellent cut flower – and what a colour. Aster novae-angliae ‘Barr’s Pink’ is frost hardy, can withstand hot, dry or wet, and is water-wise plus disease resistant.
So there is absolutely nothing not to like!

Tough and easy grower

Aster novae-angliae ‘Barr’s Pink’ provides a long succession of flowers, from a minimum of care and attention.
Use it in a garden bed or in decorative pots.

Growing: Aster novae-angliae ‘Barr’s Pink’

– Height with flowers: Flowers are on 75cm. approx stems, in large branching heads.
It is very showy.
– Width: 50cm. approx. spread.

Grows just about anywhere

– Position: Full Sun or Part Shade.
‘Barr’s Pink’ is amongst the most shade tolerant of all Asters.
And it can tolerate wet feet, as well as periods of dry, much better than many other Asters.
Plus it can tolerate some salt, so it is recommended for coastal gardens, or where bore water may be slightly brackish.
– Soil: Very unfussy indeed.
‘Barr’s Pink’ is well adapted to poorer, rocky or sandy soils and gravel gardens, as well as rich garden loams, and even heavy clays which may become wet at times.
It is also happy to adjust to acid or alkaline lime soil pH.

Tough & hardy

– Frost: Very frost hardy, even in severe frost areas to below -10C.
– Growth: Very low, slowly spreading, bushy perennial. Never invasive.
– Fragrance: Sadly none, but I would forgive anything for that colour.

– Beneficial to wildlife: Attractive to bees, butterflies as well as other beneficial pollinators. 
– Care: Very easy, hardy, low maintenance plants only needing a chop back after flowering.
– Deer & Rabbit resistant: Rabbits and deer don’t fancy the taste, though of course they will eat anything if starving..
– Origin: The wild ancestors hail from the New England area of northern USA. But this is a modern cultivar, and the pride and joy of Mr. Barr.


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