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Symphyotrichum novae-angliae - New England Aster

New England Aster - Symphyotrichum novae-angliae
SKU: 139
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New England Aster (Symphyotrichum novae-angliae) is a tall, showy perennial. Its stout stems are densely covered with hairy, clasping leaves and the lower leaves usually dry up while it is in bloom. It produces numerous large purple flowers, with orange-yellow center discs at the apex of its upper stems. It is an important nectar source for late-season pollinators, and is frequented by Monarch Butterflies as they prepare for their fall migration to Mexico.


Soil Moisture:  Moderate, Wet

Sun Exposure:  Full Sun, Partial Shade

Height:  3' - 6'

Spread:  2' - 4'

Hardiness Zone:  3 - 7

Bloom Color:  Purple

Bloom Time:  August, September, October

Attracts:  Birds, Butterflies, Pollinators



Symphyotrichum is a genus of over 100 species of mostly perennial and some annual flowering plants, and are commonly referred to as Asters. All of the species are native to the Americas, except one that is native to eastern Eurasia. Individual species vary greatly in plant size and flower development depending on their growing conditions, and the genetic diversity within each species is quite considerable. Asters have composite flowers, which means their central circle consists of many disk flowers (reproductive flowers) and ray flowers (petal-looking flowers on the circle's edge that attract pollinators).

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