New England Aster (Aster novae-angliae)

New England Aster

Scientific Name: Aster novae-angliae
Common Name: New England Aster
Description of facts and concepts: This native perennial is the host food plant for the Pearl Crescent butterfly. Growing up to 5’ tall, this plant enjoys moist, rich soils but can grow on dry sites as well. Its flowers range from purple to pink and blooms occur during summer.
Seed or division information: Easy from seeds or divisions
Date of flower’s bloom (Month and week): September W3
Garden Name: Sunny Wetland Garden
Color of Flower: Purple to pink
Height: 5′
Spread: 24″
Family: Aster
Soil Type: Base to Acidic Neutral sunny meadow
Soil: Dry to Wet Moist, rich, dry
Light: Sun to Shade Full sun
Zone 4-10 Zones 3-9