Aster novae-angliae - New England aster

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Aster novae-angliae

New England aster

More About New England aster

  • Nectar source for monarchs
  • Flowers until frost

Aster novae-angliae, New England aster, is one of the most attractive and common asters that thrives in moist full sun meadows. From mid August through October, New England aster produces numerous flowers ranging in color from pale lavender to deep purple, standing 3-6’ tall. Typically deer resistant and excellent as a cut flower, the New England aster is a must for open moist habitat.

Bloom Color

Purple

Aster novae-angliae Characteristics & Attributes

Exposure
Sun
Mature Height
> 4'
Spread Characteristics
Rhizomatous - Slow
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Fall
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Summer
Fall
Pond Zonation
Flood Plain - Upland
High Marsh - Saturated Soil
Foliage Color
Green
Wildlife Benefits
Bees/Pollinators
Butterflies
Food
Songbirds
Critter Resistance
Deer Resistant
Wetland Indicator Status
FACW
FACW-
Plant Type
Flowering Perennial
Attributes
Cut Flower
Drought Tolerant
Erosion Control
Fibrous Roots
Native
Naturalizing
Ornamental Flower
Rain Garden
Rock Garden
Storm Water Basin
USDA Hardiness Zone
3
4
5
6
7
8