- Height: 3-6 feet; 2-3 foot spread
- Light: full sun
- Soil: well drained
- Bloom: pink/purple August-September
- Landscape: Gardens, mass plantings, border areas
- Deer resistance: no
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Aster, New England
Pollinator value: Very High. Special value to native bees; monarch nectar source; larval host for Checkerspot and Pearl Crescent butterflies (wildflower.org).
Burst of late-summer early-fall blooms in varying shades of purple, pink and white.
Similar to New York Aster but with a greater abundance of rays surrounding the yellow center.