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Postby punman » Nov 15, 2008 11:56 am

I can hardly believe it. We still have one perennial going strong - an aster, even thought the temperatures have been as cold as -9 C. This was taken Remembrance Day in Calgary.

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Re: one perennial going strong

Postby B_BQ » Nov 15, 2008 12:37 pm

What a little beauty!
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Re: one perennial going strong

Postby earwig » Nov 15, 2008 6:22 pm

They are tough and gorgeous.
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Re: one perennial going strong

Postby bluewillow » Nov 16, 2008 6:59 pm

What a pretty colour. Not much colour left in these parts.

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Re: one perennial going strong

Postby butterfly » Nov 16, 2008 9:30 pm

Wow, they are tough

Pretty asters, I love them

it was 18C here today and 17C yesterday
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Re: one perennial going strong

Postby Eeyore » Nov 17, 2008 12:12 am

WOW! I had fall asters for a few years and they never did make it to bloom. What is the name of that variety punman? I could certainly use something that blooms that late in the fall.
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Re: one perennial going strong

Postby thegardener » Nov 17, 2008 6:27 pm

Oh, that is beautiful, punman. I lived in Calgary for 24 years and nearly every year my Michaelmas Daisies bloomed into November. They would often have snow on them and just keep on blooming. That is a Michaelmas Daisy, right?
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Re: one perennial going strong

Postby punman » Nov 23, 2008 12:50 pm

I bought it two years ago as ASTER WOODS PINK although the color is more purple. It did not flower in '06 but did the last two years.
I don't know if that mean Michaelmas or not. Someone told me New York but I am not up on my Asters.
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Re: one perennial going strong

Postby A Closet Canuck » Nov 23, 2008 9:04 pm

We just visited a park with a butterfly garden today. The only plants that had not succumbed to the cold were the asters. We even saw a bee at the blooms. Tough plants, to be sure.
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Re: one perennial going strong

Postby A Closet Canuck » Nov 23, 2008 9:13 pm

Here is a link that talks about Wood's pink aster.
http://www.americanmeadows.com/Perennials/Asters/AsterdumosusWoodsPink.aspx
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