Cutflower Nomenclature

Scientific/Botanical Name

Genus: Symphyotrichum (was Aster)

Specie: novi-belgii


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Common Name

Group collectively and popularly known as “Michaelmas daisies” : New york Aster

Botanical Family

Name in Latin: Asteraceae

Name in English: Aster or Daisy Family

The Plant

Origin: North America

Growth Habit: compact

Flower: Numerous small daisy like flowers in double or single types

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make good fillers

Care and Handling

Lasting Quality: 6-10 days

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Special handling: Asters last well.   However, initial hydration and conditioning is very important.  Make sure to remove the many small leaves that will be below the waterline as they degrade very quickly.

Special feature/remarks:

This is the largest group of Michaelmas daisies, with over 1,000 named cultivars.