Aster novae-angliae - New England Aster


This daisy-like purple flower will be in bloom in autumn when most of the summer garden has flamed out. Plant in a sunny location where you can really enjoy the color. New England Aster is also an end of season food source for migrating butterflies and bumble bees stocking up on food, making it a must have for the pollinator garden. Be sure to plant with goldenrods for optimal butterfly visits and a spectacular combination of purple and yellow. 

Type: Herbaceous perennial
Family: Asteraceae
Native Range: Eastern North America
Zone: 4 to 8
Height: 3.00 to 6.00 feet
Spread: 2.00 to 3.00 feet
Bloom Time: August to September
Bloom Description: Deep pink-purple
Sun: Full sun
Water: Medium
Maintenance: Medium
Suggested Use: Naturalize, Rain Garden
Flower: Showy, Good Cut
Attracts: Butterflies
Tolerate: Clay Soil