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New England Aster - Symphyotrichum novae-angliae


Bright, showy, rose-purple flowers with orange-yellow centers

- Blooms August - November, often flowering till frost

- Blooms range lavendar to blue to white

- Lance-shaped leaves clasp stout, hairy, and unbranched stems

- Host plant for Pearl Crescent moth


Symphyotrichum novae-angliae, New England Aster, is an American native perennial which grows well in average, well drained soil reaching a height of 4-6′. Planted in full sun and provided ample moisture, New England Aster will produce a profusion of deep pink-purple flowers in late summer to early fall. The flowers attract butterflies and bees.

New England Aster - Symphyotrichum novae-angliae

  • Zone: 4-8

    Spread: 2-3 ft.

    Height: 3-6 ft.

    Sun: Full sun

    Water: Average

    Attracts: Butterflies, Moths

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