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Symphyotrichum novae-angliae

New England aster (Aster novae-angliae)

New England aster is a gorgeous, tall fall bloomer that attracts numerous pollinators and hosts the Cresent butterfly. Because it loses its lower leaves as it grows, it's best in meadow gardens or as a backdrop to shorter plants like Rudbeckia.

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Height: 2-4 ft
Spread: 2-3 ft
Hardiness Zone: 3-9


Characteristics & Attributes

Cultivation Status
Species
Exposure
Sun
Part Shade
Soil Moisture
Average
Wet
Ecoregion
(83) Eastern Great Lakes Lowlands
(59) Northeastern Coastal Zone
(84) Atlantic Coastal Pine Barrens
(82) Acadian Plains and Hills
(58) Northeastern Highlands
Ornamental Interest
Fall Bloom
Attracts Wildlife
Host Plant
Attracts Songbirds
Pollinator Powerhouse Plant
Other Pollinators/Wildlife
Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Bees
Tolerance
Drought Tolerant
Urban Environment
Additional Attributes
Low Maintenance


North American Distribution


New England aster - Symphyotrichum novae-angliae from Native Plant Trust
New England aster - Symphyotrichum novae-angliae from Native Plant Trust