Symphyotrichum novae-angliae 'Harrington's Pink'
New England aster 'Harrington's Pink'
'Harrington's Pink' is a vigorous herbaceous perennial with bright green foliage and sprays of clear pink flowers 3-4cm across
SynonymsAster novae-angliae 'Harrington's Pink'
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Ultimate height1–1.5 metres
Time to ultimate height2–5 years
Ultimate spread0.5–1 metres
MoistureMoist but well–drained
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
- Full sun
- Partial shade
North–facing or West–facing or South–facing or East–facing
ExposureExposed or Sheltered
- Native to the UK
- Clump forming
Symphyotrichum includes around 90 species of annuals, biennials and perennials, mostly spread through the Americas, that were formerly included within the genus Aster. Leaves are simple, lance-shaped and entire, but it is their daisy-like flowerheads that they are grown for; central disc florets are typically yellow, surrounded by strap-shaped ray florets in shades of pink, blue, purple or white
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How to grow
Grow in well-cultivated, fertile, moist soil in sun or partial shade; may need staking
Suggested planting locations and garden types
- Cottage and informal garden
- Cut flowers
- Flower borders and beds
Cut back in late autumn
Generally pest free
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