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ASTER (PINK MAGIC™)

Image of Aster 'Pink Yomagic' (PINK MAGIC™) PP21190

Syngenta

Family

Asteraceae

Botanical Name

ASTER 'Pink Yomagic'(PINK MAGIC™) PP21190

Plant Common Name

Aster, Pink Magic Aster

General Description

One of several dwarf fall-blooming asters developed for the greenhouse and florist trade by Yoder Brothers, Inc., Pink Magic™ bears numerous bright pink, semi-double daisies on compact, upright stems. It originated as a mutation of Aster 'Yomagic.'

The yellow-centered, magenta-pink blossoms of this hardy perennial are complemented by dark green, lance-shaped foliage, and are highly attractive to butterflies and other small, pollinating insects. Containerized plants have a dense rounded habit; plants grown in open soil spread via rhizomes to form broad clumps.

This aster performs best in full sun and moderately fertile, well-drained, evenly moist soil. Dwarf asters such as Pink Magic™ do not need staking or pinching, but may benefit from thinning to improve air flow and deter powdery mildew. Divide clumps every few years in spring, if necessary.

Fall-blooming asters are outstanding for adding splashes of late-season color to mixed borders and wildflower gardens, and their blooms make excellent, long-lasting cut flowers. Dwarf cultivars make nice additions to fall-themed container compositions.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    8 - 1

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    4 - 8

  • Sunset Zone

    1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24

  • Plant Type

    Perennial

  • Sun Exposure

    Full Sun, Partial Sun

  • Height

    10"-16" / 25.4cm - 40.6cm

  • Width

    1'-2' / 0.3m - 0.6m

  • Bloom Time

    Late Summer, Early Fall, Fall

  • Native To

    Hybrid Origin

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Acidic, Neutral

  • Soil Drainage

    Average

  • Soil type

    Loam, Sand

  • Growth Rate

    Fast

  • Water Requirements

    Average Water

  • Habit

    Cushion/Mound-forming

  • Seasonal Interest

    Summer, Fall

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    Yellow, Pink, Hot Pink, Magenta

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Green, Dark Green

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Green, Dark Green

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Green, Dark Green

  • Fragrant Flowers

    No

  • Fragrant Fruit

    No

  • Fragrant Foliage

    No

  • Bark or Stem Fragrant

    No

  • Flower Petal Number

    Semi-Double

  • Repeat Bloomer

    No

  • Showy Fruit

    No

  • Edible Fruit

    No

  • Showy Foliage

    No

  • Foliage Texture

    Medium

  • Foliage Sheen

    Matte

  • Evergreen

    No

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Usage

    Bedding Plant, Container, Cutflower, Mixed Border

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Attracts

    Birds, Butterflies

  • Self-Sowing

    Yes