Symphyotrichum novae angliae

New England Aster

A beautiful and versatile native plant, New England Aster bears deep purple flowers in early fall. A favourite nectar source for fall butterflies. Can grow to 3-4’ in height. Grows best in full sun and well-drained soil.

Previously listed as Aster nova-angliae

Height: 3-4 feet

Sun Requirements: Prefers full sun but will tolerate some shade

Water Requirements: Dry to moist soils

Flowers: Blue to purple flowers August to October

Attracts: Bees, butterflies

Important Butterfly Larval Host

Special Tolerances: Drought tolerant, salt tolerant