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New England Aster(Symphyotrichum novae-angliae)

New England Aster(Symphyotrichum novae-angliae)

Easily grown in average, medium, well-drained soil in full sun. Prefers moist, rich soils. Good air circulation helps reduce incidence of foliar diseases. Pinching back stems several times before mid-July will help control plant height, promote bushiness and perhaps obviate the need for staking. Pinching back will also delay flowering.

Easily grown from seed and may self-seed in the garden in optimum growing conditions. Plants may be cut to the ground after flowering to prevent any unwanted self-seeding and/or if foliage has become unsightly.


Family: Asteraceae

Native Range: Eastern North America

Zone: 4 to 8

Height: 3.00 to 6.00 feet

Spread: 2.00 to 3.00 feet

Bloom Time: August to September

Bloom Description: Deep pink-purple

Sun: Full sun

Water: Medium

Maintenance: Medium

Suggested Use: Naturalize, Rain Garden

Flower: Showy, Good Cut

Attracts: Butterflies

Tolerate: Clay Soil


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