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New England aster is a perennial suited for wet spaces and good for use in the rain garden.

New England aster is a perennial suited for wet spaces and good for use in the rain garden. Typical inventory plug USDA, NRCS. 2012. The PLANTS Database (http://plants.usda.gov, 5 October 2012). National Plant Data Team, Greensboro, NC 27401-4901 USA.

Aster novae-angliae

New England aster

Tall and lovely, Aster nova-angliae is perfect for wet spaces. This aster produces a bloom of violet ray flowers with yellow centers. For me, its blooming means fall is on its way!

Does best in well-drained, moist to wet soils in full sun to partial shade. 


Height:

2-6 ft

Spread:

2-3 ft

USDA Hardiness Zone:

3-9

Bloom Color:

Violet

Aster novae-angliae Characteristics

Exposure

  • Full Sun to Partial Shade

Attracts Wildlife

  • Butterflies

Soil Moisture Preference

  • Moist to Wet

Attributes

  • Naturalizing
  • Cut Flower
  • Clay Soil

Flowering Months

  • October
  • September
  • August

Foliage Color

  • Green

Interesting Notes:

AKA Symphyotrichum novae-angliae

For more information on this plant, visit the USDA PLANTS Database: http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=SYNO2