Aster, New England

CHARACTERISTICS
Plant Height 2 to 6 ft.
Seed Count 1,000,000 Seeds per LB
Botanical Name Symphyotrichum novae-angliae
Life Cycle Perennial
Environment Full Sun to Partial Shade
Preferred Sites Wet to Mesic Soils
Bloom Period September-October
Flower Color Purple
Pollinator Value Excellent

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Description

Growing best in sunny locations, New England Aster is native to most of the United States and can be found as an ornamental throughout the country. Found in moist prairies, meadows, stream banks and roadsides, the purple and yellow flower is easily recognizable when in bloom from September-October. Its late bloom makes in an excellent nectar source for migrating butterflies, like the monarch. Reaching 2-6 feet in height, it can grow on poor soils although it does best in fertile soils.

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