New England Aster

Aster novae-angliae

Magnificent in bloom, New England Aster lights up the late season landscape with rich colors ranging from deep violet to lavender-pink. Large and showy, this aster can grow up to six feet high. Like most asters it …

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SKU
31350-03 / 11350
Plants 3" Pots
1-4 $5.99 ea.
5-10 $4.99 ea.
11-31 $3.99 ea.
32+ $2.99 ea.
Seeds 70,000 seeds/oz
1/4 Oz $16.00
1/2 Oz $24.00
Oz $40.00
Lb $600.00
Cultural Details
Soil Type Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil Moisture Medium, Moist
Sun Exposure Full Sun, Partial
Height 3' - 6'
Bloom Color Lavender, Pink, Purple
Bloom Time Aug, Sep, Oct
Spacing 1' - 18"
Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
Root Type Fibrous
Benefits Birds, Butterflies, Pollinators, Host Plant, Deer Resistant
Seeds per Oz 70000
Propagation Treatment Dry Stratification
Direct Sowing Time Early Spring, Fall

Magnificent in bloom, New England Aster (Aster novae-angliae) lights up the late season landscape with rich deep violet to lavender-pink. Large and showy, this aster can grow up to six feet high. Like most asters it blooms late in the season and provides a critical fall nectar source for pollinators, especially Monarchs as they stock up for their fall migration to Mexico.

This deer resistant native prefers moist, rich soils, but is easily grown in a broad range of conditions, thriving in full sun or light shade in all but the driest soils. When it goes into bloom the lower leaves begin to dry up, and this is normal. If height becomes an issue, pinching back the stems a few times before mid-July can help control the need for staking.

Bees and butterflies are frequent visitors to this amazing pollinator favorite, and larval host for the Pearl Crescent, the Gorgone Checkerspot butterfly and the Northern Flower moth. Other common names include Michaelmas Daisy.

Botanical Synonyms
Symphyotrichum novae-angliae