Plant Library

Aster New England

Common Name: Aster

Botanical Name: Symphyotrichum

Variety: New England

Blossom Color: Purple

Bloom Time: Aug-Oct

Zone: 3 to 8

Exposure: Sun or Part Shade

Mature Height: 5'

Mature Width: 2-3'

Notes: Purple flowers with orange-yellow centers from late summer to October. Popular with pollinators and tolerates a wide range of soils, except for super dry. Flower colors can vary to all shades of purple and pink. Excellent fall food source for pollinators. When blooming it will drop lower leaves. This is normal! Prune early in the season to encourage bushier growth. Will self-seed readily, choose site with care.