Symphyotrichum novae-angliae
(New England aster)
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Category: Herbaceous Plants

Photo Credits: Jennifer Anderson, hosted by the USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database

Additional Species:

‘Purple Dome’; ‘Alma Potschke’, Kickin Series cultivars

Height: 24 – 48 inches


Spread:  36 inches


Location: Sides, Top of Berm


Native Status: NE


Comments & Cautions:
may self-seed in optimum growing conditions; can flop if allowed to grown to full height; prolific late summer/early fall blooms; species susceptible to powdery mildew; recommend cultivars for shorter, more compact habit and disease resistance


Recommended For:

  • Bioretention and Rain Gardens

This plant prefers that the level of moisture in your soil be: Moist or Average

This plant prefers Loam or Clay soil.

The plant DOES NOT have a salt tolerance.


Bloom and Interest Season:

Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
June
July
Aug
Sept
Oct
Nov
Dec

Plant Form

clump-forming; upright

Foliage

rough, hairy leaves and stems

Flowers

1.5” wide, bright purple or light lavender petal-like ray flowers surrounding a central yellow disk; blooms August-September

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