New England Aster

New England Aster

Latin Name: Aster (Symphyotricum) novae-angliae

Type: Forb/Flower

Light: Sun / Part Sun

Moisture: Mesic / Wet-Mesic / Wet

Soil: Sand / Loam / Clay

Size: 3-6 feet

Color: Pink/purple/blue

Bloom Time: August / September / October

Description: Beautiful in the autumn garden. Blooms well after the first frost. This is a very important late season nectar source for butterflies, especially Monarch's. Plant with little blue stem and black-eyed susan for a beautiful fall garden display. Watch the songbirds devour the seeds. Juncos love to forage for aster seeds in the winter.