Puriri Lane | Aster novi belgii | Marie Ballard

Aster novi-belgii | Marie Ballard

Regular price $12.00 Save $-12.00

perfect for pollinators

Asters belong to the Asteraceae family which also includes achilleas (yarrow) chrysanthemums and sunflowers. The Aster genus contains over 600 species and thousands of hybrids.  The New York Asters which Marie Ballard is always hold their flowers in sprays rather than individually.

Aster novi-belgii also known as "Marie Ballard" is a New York Aster, Michaelmas Daisy or Long-Leaf Aster and features masses of double large lavender blue flowers that are approximately 7.5cm in diameter that have a pretty sunshine yellow centre.  The flowers are held on slender branches stems with lance shaped mid green leaves and are a staple for the late summer garden as they flower well into mid sometimes late autumn and will brighten up any sunny corner of your garden.

As eye-catching aster, Marie Ballard is easy to grown long lived and adds a cheery note to the autumn garden and is a lovely plant to attract butterflies to your garden and one of the things we love about it is that being rural, rabbits do not eat them!

Marie Ballard will thrive in full sun or will cope with some partial shade and enjoys medium moisture levels but does like a well drained position - its preferred growing conditions are moist rich soils - we add mulch to retain moisture here. Plants are drought tolerant once established.

A good choice for a coastal garden, cottage garden, perennial border and of course a must if you are wanting to create a butterfly garden, as is this little guy here

Plants should be split every few years to maintain flowering vigour and this is easily done in spring - division will also help to keep your plants more bushy. Ensure good air circulation as they can be prone to a bit of powdery mildew. Cut back to the ground in late autumn.

Asters are also highly valued as a cut flower so a vital ingredient in your cutting garden.

Perennial | Hardy

Height 90cm-1.2m x 40-60cm Wide

Plant size PB2 | Equivalent 1.5 litre

If you are ordering plants you can get up to 12 plants or a selection of plants, gifts and garden-wares into a box for the below rates 
    • Auckland City | $10
    • Upper North Island | $18 (Northland)
    • Middle North Island | $15  (Bay of Plenty & Waikato)
    • Lower North Island | $18
    • South Island | $29
    • Waiheke or outer lying islands, please contact for a quote
Smaller items such as books, stationery and other items can be sent for a lesser rate which you will see at checkout

Upon checking out, the freight charged is applied based on your location.  If you are rural please select the rural option as rural delivery is an additional $7 Please note the courier will not release your order for delivery if the incorrect option has been selected and we will email you re settlement of the outstanding amount.  

  • All of our orders are dispatched using Aramex (formerly Fastways) fully tracked service   
  • Our freight is calculated by weight and volume.  For plant orders, you may wish to order the maximum number of plants that will fit in a box to make freight more cost-effective or perhaps share an order with a friend
  • Plant orders will only be dispatched on Monday's and Tuesday's this will ensure that your order is not held in a depot over the weekend
  • All parcels are set at "Authority to leave" which means if you're not home at the time of delivery the courier will leave your parcel in a safe place on your property
  • Most Aramex deliveries are a two-day service with the exception of rural delivery which may add up to two days.
  • If you are wanting more than twelve plants, get in contact with us for a quote for freight
  • Corten steel garden stakes are considered over size for rural delivery so these can be sent but you will need to collect these from your local depot 

All rates detailed are for parcels up to 15kgs

Please note that on occasion Aramex may deem an area to be rural where other companies may not, this unfortunately is outside of our control as Aramex are the preferred courier for live plants, as other couriers will not transport them. Where this occurs we will need to get in touch to get you to deposit the additional rural fee


Please get in contact with us here or email us at hello@puririlane.co.nz