New England Aster

NEW ENGLAND ASTER ( Aster novae-angliae)

Bold and beautiful, with either magenta or blue-purple flowers crowding the tops of robust, clasping-leaved plants, it’s a wonder that anyone would think they could improve the appearance of New England aster. Yet cultivars abound. As with many asters and goldenrods, this is an important late-season food plant for many insects.

Flower Colour: magenta or blue-purple
Life Cycle: perennial
Sun Exposure: sun – part shade
Bloom Period: late August to September
Height: 3 – 4 ft
Soil: moist