Carithers Flowers Design Favorite
Aster Novi Belgii, or the Michaelmas Daisy as it's also known, is an absolutely gorgeous flower. Michaelmas, September 29, comes at the peak of aster season, hence on of the names for this largest of the asters. Aster Novi Belgii comes in white, neon pink, lavender, red (dubbed the Winston Churchhill) and blue. A relative of the sunflower and chrysanthemum, it is native to both North America and Europe and is a vertiable cultural ambassador, hybridizing across the Atlantic since the 1600's, and thriving in just about any garden. With proper care it has a vase life of 5 to 10 days.