New england aster (Aster novae-angliae)
Vibrant purple and pale violet blossoms about 3/4 inch across graced the plant during September. Plants grow to 3-5 ft tall and this species filled in fairly well in our study location. This was the eighth most attractive late season plant to natural enemies, with more than three times as many natural enemies as the grass control.
Shade Tolerance: Full Sun to Part Shade
Moisture: Dry to Moist
Soils: Loam, Clay, Sand, Muck
Height: 2-7 ft.
Bloom Time: August-October
Color: Lavender to Purple
Deer Resistant: Yes
Uses: Butterflies, Pollinators, Rain Gardens
Other: Showy flowers; attracts birds.