New england aster (Aster novae-angliae)
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New england aster (Aster novae-angliae)

New england aster (Aster novae-angliae)

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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.

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