New England Aster

Aster novae-angliae

  • AKA Symphyotrichum novae-angliae
  • Large, rose-purple flowers, consisting of numerous rays around a yellow centre
  • Upright habit with narrow, hairy, green leaves, up to 10 cm long
  • Bloom Time: August to October

ZONE:
3

COLOUR:
Purple (deep)

HEIGHT:
100-125 cm

SPREAD:
50-60 cm

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Growing and Maintenance Tips:


Grows best in full sun and an average to moist soil. Needs good air circulation to limit mildew issues and prevent the bottom foliage from dropping. Pinch back 1/3 of the foliage twice before early summer, to maintain shape and foliage vigour. May require staking. Excellent for naturalizing open areas along railroads, roadsides and waste areas.

Additional Notes about New England Aster:


Native to Ontario

Characteristics & Attributes


GROWTH RATE:
Medium
FLOWERING TIME:
Fall
Lt. Sum-Fall
HABIT:
Upright
Clumping
FOLIAGE COLOR:
Green