Aster novae-angliae - New England Aster

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Aster novae-angliae - New England Aster

Very important pollinator plant and is also a late season nectar source for the Monarch butterfly.

Distinctive due to its purple flowers that bloom from late summer into fall and because of it's clasping leaves that surround the stem. Height ranges from 3 to 6 feet typically sometimes taller in fertile soil.

It is generally found in semi-moist meadows and prairies. Range is most of the United States and into Canada.


What is Stratification?

Flower Color: Purple

Height: 3 to 6 Feet

Light Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade

Soil Hydrology: Mesic to Wet Soils

Bloom Time: August to October

Plant Type: Perennial

Stratification: Cold Moist (CM) 45 Days

Attracts: Birds, Bees, Butterflies

Host Plant: Pearl Crescent and Checkerspot Butterflies