Aster novae-angliae ‘Barr’s Pink’ is also known as New England Aster ‘Barr’s Pink’, Michaelmas Daisy ‘Barr’s Pink’, or Symphyotrichum novae-anglia ‘Barr’s Pink’. It is native to North America. It is a member of the Asteraceae family of plants. It is closely related to the chrysanthemums and sunflowers. Aster novae-angliae ‘Barr’s Pink’ is a herbaceous perennial . It is clump-forming. It can grow to 4ft or 120cm. The name Aster is from Greek meaning star.
Aster novae-angliae ‘Barr’s Pink’ is multi-stemmed. The flowers are sensitive to light. They droop when there is no light or at night. They open up with the sun. It has lance-shaped green leaves. The daisy-like flowers are purple-pink with yellow centers. It is an ideal flower for the late-season bringing a lot of bright color to the landscape.
The flowers attract bees and butterflies. It flowers in the summer continuing into autumn. Flowers usually start in July, August and continue into October. Grow Aster novae-angliae ‘Barr’s Pink’ in full sun or partial shade. Plant it in moist soil that is well-drained. It usually adapts to most types of soil. It is drought tolerant. It also tolerates salt and wet soil.
Aster novae-angliae ‘Barr’s Pink’ is deer-resistant. It is also rabbit-resistant. It self-seeds, if you would like to avoid self-seeding then cut the plants back after flowering.