Aster novae-angliae

New England Aster

$8.40 | 18-CT FLAT | 55 Avail. | $73.80

18-CT FLAT Weight: 25.0 lb

$8.40 | 1 G | 900 Avail. | $8.40

1 G Weight: 25.0 lb



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 New England Aster is a large variety of the upright native perennial that can grow as tall as 6 feet.  It sports a hairy stem and rough, hairy lance-like green leaves that are deer resistant.  The large, purple flowers with orange-yellow centers start to bloom in late summer and typically continue until the first frost. Its flowers are attractive to butterflies.  New England Aster prefers full sun and rich, moist soils.

Type: 

Perennial

Height: 

3’ - 6’

Spread: 

2’ - 3’

Spacing: 

3’

USDA Hardiness Zone: 

4 - 8

Culture: 

Full Sun

Bloom Color: 

Purple

Season of Interest: 

Summer, Fall

MAINTENANCE NEEDS:  Medium Maintenance Plant.  Large stalks may need staking, or to be pinched back several times before mid-July to control height and promote bushiness to alleviate the need for stakes. Pinching back will delay flowering.  Susceptible to powdery mildew if in poorly-drained soil.  Cut stalks after flowering to prevent self-seeding.

LANDSCAPE USES: Accents or Group Plantings, BordersWoodland GardensWildlife GardensNaturalized Areas, and Containers.

COMPANION PLANTS: GoldenrodMarsh Blazing Star, Big Bluestem 

 

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