New England Aster
New England Aster will mature to 5′ tall, blooming with rich purple flowers featuring 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.