Symphyotrichum novae-angliae - New England Aster

Sun Exposure: Sun, Part Sun

Soil Moisture: Wet, Medium-Wet, Medium, Medium-Dry

Soil Type: Sand-Loam , Loam, Clay

Height: 2 - 5 feet

Spread: 2 - 3 feet

Blooms: August, September, October

Root: Fibrous, Rhizomatous

Habitat: Moist Prairies/Meadows, Woodland borders, Open areas along rivers and lakes, fens, Roadsides

Landscape uses: Pollinator gardens, Meadow plantings, Naturalization, Rain gardens, Low area garden

Complimentary Plants: Stiff Goldenrod, Indiangrass, Little Bluestem, White Goldenrod

Wildlife Value: The flowers are visited primarily by long-tongued bees, bee flies, butterflies, and skippers. Host Plant: Pearl Crescent Moth, Painted Lady Butterfly, Many types of moth species

Seed Origin: Ontario

Germination Code: C(60)

Symphyotrichum novae-angliae - New England Aster

  • New England Aster is a fall favorite! Many blooms appear at the end of summer into fall in shades ranging from pinks to purples. It is highly adaptable to many different sites, but prefers adequate moisture. The flowers are pollinator magnets and support many types of butterflies and moths.