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New England aster, Symphyotrichum novae-angliae

New England Aster

  • New England aster grows to heights of 90 - 150 cm. The deep purple flowers bloom from August to October and provide the visual late season excitement in a garden. Great paired with any kind of
    yellow flowering goldenrod.

    Important late season nectar and pollen for butterflies and bees. Monarchs fuel up on high quality nectar for their flight over lake Ontario. Larval host plant. Seeds are an abundant food source for birds throughout winter.

    Growing conditions:
    New England aster grows best in moist soil in full to part sun, but will also grow in drier soil.

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