Symphyotrichum novae-angliae (Aster novae-angliae)

Symphyotrichum novae-angliae (Aster novae-angliae)


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Soil: Hydric(Wet) to Mesic(Medium)
Sun: Full to Part
Height: 2′-5′
Color: Purple
Bloom: August-October
Flowers: The 1-2″ flower heads have 35-45 petal-like ray flowers surrounding yellow disk flowers. The flower stalk is hairy and sticky. The petals can be many different shades of pink, blue, lavender, or white.
Leaves: The 1 1/2″-5″ hairy, clasping leaves are lance shaped to elliptical.

Suggested Uses:

This is an excellent restoration plant for shoreline,  moist meadows and large rain gardens. It is very showy in the fall and makes a nice specimen plant, but it needs some room. It is a very late bloomer and therefore an excellent source of nectar for bees and butterflies late in the season!

Interesting Facts:

Medicinal Uses: New England Aster has been used to treat diarrhea, pain and fevers.
Food Uses:
Other Uses: It is a good plant for bees as it provides nectar into the fall. Migrating Monarch butterflies are especially attracted to it.
More Information:
Name: Aster is Latin for “star.”

Additional information

Weight 1 lbs

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