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New England Aster is among the showiest and most beautiful of all the asters.


Just as summer is winding down, New England Aster bursts forth with large, medium- to dark-purple petals surrounding a sunny, yellow center disc.


New England Aster loves full sun and is adaptable to moist soils. It is a tall plant and provides excellent vertical appeal.


A pollinator favorite, it provides special value to native bees and late-season nectar for Monarchs and other butterflies. It is a larval host to the Checkerspot and Pearl Crescent butterflies.

Aster, New England

1 Gallon
    • Latin: Symphyotrichum novae angliae
    • Pollinator value: Very High
    • Wetland status: FACW
    • Height: 3-6 feet; 2-3 foot spread
    • Light: full sun
    • Soil: well drained, wet to dry
    • Bloom: pink/purple August-September
    • Landscape: Gardens, mass plantings, border areas
    • Resistance: Deer
    • Native range here
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