Store > Seeds | Plants > New England Aster

New England Aster | Aster novae-angliae

Buy Seeds

Seeds are sold by the packet.

Seed orders are shipped when order is received.

Each packet of New England Aster contains 400 seeds.Seed $2.50 Sold Out

Plant Species Synonym Names

Scientific: Symphyotrichum novae-angliae

Family

Aster - Asteraceae

Image

New England Aster

See more images New England Aster Detail

Description

This aster has the largest blooms of all the asters offered. It likes moist soil for best performance. One of the last flowers to bloom in the fall, it is a great butterfly magnet.

Characteristics

Growth Habit:Herb: Herbs are broad-leaved, herbaceous (non-woody) plant. Herbaceous plants are also known as forbs or wildflowers
Grass: Grasses are herbaceous plants with narrow leaves originating at the base of the plant. Grasses are graminoids.
Tree: Trees are woody perennial plants, usually with a single trunk, relatively tall
Shrub: Shrubs are woody perennial plants with multiple stems, generally shorter than a tree.
Vine: Vines are either woody or herbaceous plants that climb or sprawl.
Herb

Life Span:Annual: Annuals are herbaceous plants that live only one year
Biennial: Biennials are herbaceous plants that live two years, flowering the second
Perennial: Perennials are herbaceous plants that live three or more years
Woody: Woody plants have woody stems that grow more than a year.
Perennial

Mature Height: 4.0'

Mature Width: 3.0'

Flower Color: Blue

Sun Requirement:Full Sun: direct sun 8 or more hours of the day
Part Sun: direct sun 4 to 8 hours of the day; about half a day of sun
Shade: direct sun 0 to 4 hours of the day
Full Sun

Water Requirement:Wet: Soil is soggy or marshy
Moist: Soil tends to stay moist and rarely dries out
Medium: Average soil moisture, little or now slope
Drained: Soil is well drained, never soggy; medium slope
Dry: Soil is dry, often typical of rocky soil; steep slope
Moist to Medium

Companion Plants

New England AsterSwamp Milkweed
Asclepias incarnata

 

New England AsterObedient Plant
Physostegia virginiana

 

New England AsterBlue Verbena
Verbena hastata