New England Aster

Aster Novae-Angliae

New England Aster will mature to 5′ tall blooming with rich purple flowers with orange-yellow centers from late summer to October. It is popular with pollinators, and it thrives in full sun or light shade in all but the driest soils.  The colors of the New England Aster can vary from purple, violet, and lavender to all shades of pink. Bees and butterflies are attracted to it, and the nectar of the flower provides an excellent source for Monarchs and other butterflies late into the fall.  New England Aster is drought-tolerant and deer-resistant.

General Information:

Mature Height:  5 Feet
Mature Width:  1 Foot

Flower Color:  Purple
Fall Color:  N/A

Soil Type:

Dry, Dry Mesic, Mesic

Exposure:

Full Sun, Partial Shade 

Bloom Period:

August–October

Attracts:

butterflies

Pair With:

Little Bluestem

Purple Coneflower

False Sunflower