Aster nova-angliae

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Found along roadsides and fields, this garden worthy native will flower predominantly purple, but can also come with pink, white, and fuchsia flowers. New England Aster can get up to 72” tall, but several pinches before mid-summer will control height and promote a well rounded shape. A wonderful addition for fall color, this Aster is an important late season source of nectar and pollen for pollinators. Tolerates clay soil, likes good air circulation, and will self seed if left uncut through the winter. Looks great with grasses or other native shrubs that have strong fall foliage colors.

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Native to the United States.

Botanical Name
Aster nova-angliae
Common Name
New England Aster
Bloom
Late Summer
Color
Purple/Lavender/Violet
Family
Asteraceae
Height
36-72"
Hardy to Zone
4-8
Light
Sun
Spacing
24-36"


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