Aster novi-belgii Professor Kippenberg

Professor Kippenberg New York Aster

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Aster Novi-belgii ‘Professor Kippenberg’ is a reliably blooming New York Aster with late summer/early fall display of blue flowers on tall self-supporting stems.

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$9.99
per plant - 5" deep pot
Zones 4 - 8
Advantages
Attract Butterflies
Attract Butterflies
Bee Friendly
Bee Friendly
Native
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Annual Rainfall
Average
Less than 10" (with irrigation), 10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40"
Bloom Time Late summer to fall
Shipping Shipping begins in early September, coldest zones first. Buy now and we'll ship your order at the ideal planting time for your region. More shipping info Learn More…
Size Plant - 5" deep pot
SKU HBL2V51

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40-48" tall x 18-24" wide. This large, showy, fall-blooming New York Aster, Aster Novi-belgii 'Professor Kippenberg' is a fantastic plant that blooms reliably in late summer/early fall with clouds of blue flowers on tall, self-supporting stems. This is an essential late-season source of nectar for our treasured butterfly and bee pollinators! Native.
SKU HBL2V51
Common Name Professor Kippenberg New York Aster
Botanical Name Aster novi-belgii Professor Kippenberg
Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Light Requirements Full Sun
Flower Color Blue
Mature Height 40-48" tall
Mature Spread 18-24" wide
Bloom Time Late summer to fall
Ships As Potted Plant
Native Yes
Planting Time Spring / Summer, Fall
Soil Type Clay Soil, Sandy Soil, Average Soil
Soil Moisture Average
Amount of Rain Less than 10" (with irrigation), 10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40"
Advantages Attract Butterflies, Bee Friendly, Native
Ideal Region Northeast, Midwest, Southwest, West, Pacific Northwest
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

Planting Guides

Growing Aster (Aster)
These are late summer/fall blooming native wildflowers that are easy-to-grow and provide an ample late season nectar supply for butterflies and bees. As such, they are an indispensible perennial for late season color and for feeding migrating Monarchs. Asters are resistant to browsing rabbits.

    Preferred growing conditions:
  • They grow well in most any type of soil including clay.
  • Mulch with common mulching materials as well as gravel when planted in a xeriscape.
  • Most do well with regular irrigation to keep the soil moderately moist. Some species are more xeric.
  • Plant in full sun or part sun. Some varieties will stretch in too much shade
  • Just a few handfuls of compost and Yum Yum Mix in the planting hole is enough. Don't plant into a rich, highly amended soil.
  • Special comments:
  • Species that spread to form wide growing clumps can be divided in mid-spring.
  • Garden Care:
  • Fertilize in the fall with Yum Yum Mix and good quality compost.
  • Deadheading is not necessary, but will reduce re-seeding of seed-grown varieties.
  • Leave standing over the winter months and cut back hard to 1 to 2" above the ground.
  • If foliage becomes affected with mildew at the end of the growing season, cut back to the ground and remove the leaves/stems to the compost pile or trash.

  • View more Planting Guides, or download our complete Planting Guide for tips on caring for your plants when you receive your order, as well as planting instructions for Perennials, Spring-Planted Bulbs, Fall-Planted Bulbs, Cacti & Succulents, Xeric Plants and more.

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Plant Shipping: Buy now and we will ship your order at the ideal planting time for your region. Fall shipping begins the week of September 5, zones 3-4 first. Most plant orders arrive within 3-5 days, or less, of leaving our greenhouses. This prompt delivery is provided without additional express charges.

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Standard shipping costs are $4.99 and up, depending on the size of the order.

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  • Hardy
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    Comments about High Country Gardens Aster novi-belgii Professor Kippenberg:

    This Aster is the star of my new bee garden! Blooms prolifically in the late summer and fall to provide nectar to my honey bees. Large and hardy blooms until the first frost!

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    Lots of compliments!

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      Comments about High Country Gardens Aster novi-belgii Professor Kippenberg:

      Aster is a wonderful late bloomer. It grows in fair to poor soil here. It gets all day sun and usually does well on just normal rainfall. It grows tall and green at the rear of my garden all summer and is loaded with beautiful flowers starting in late August. It is extremely attractive and I will bet you will get tons of compliments. I live in western PA, zone 5. Aster is the birth flower for September.

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      USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

      To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

      • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
      • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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