New England Aster

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Description

A late bloomer. This flower produces beautiful purple blooms with a yellow-orange center. Attracts butterflies. Can reach 6’ tall. Blooms late to provide bright color during the fall season. Tolerant to clay soil, but preforms best in loamy soil.

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Characteristics

Bloom Color Purple
Shade/Sun Partial Shade
Soil Composition Loamy
Soil Moisture Well Drained - Average Moistness
Zone Range 3 - 8

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range 3 - 8
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Tools & Supplies

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Why did you choose this?
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Good review .
William K on Mar 27, 2021
I need deer resistant and part-shade plants for my yard.
Melissa P on Feb 10, 2021
Good review .
William K on Mar 27, 2021
Because I love it and it tolerates clay soil.
Stella S on Feb 22, 2021
I need deer resistant and part-shade plants for my yard.
Melissa P on Feb 10, 2021
I'm glad these are perennial. I love these in other people's garden and wanted to try them for myself.
Shannon S on Feb 20, 2020
Late blooming native plant for pollinating insects
Lindsay M on Aug 15, 2019
It was exactly what I was looking for!
Dr. Howard O. J on Aug 11, 2019
Trying something different. Attracts Butterflies.
Peter O on Jan 3, 2019
Because I love it and it tolerates clay soil.
Stella S on Feb 22, 2021
I'm glad these are perennial. I love these in other people's garden and wanted to try them for myself.
Shannon S on Feb 20, 2020
Is this plant perennial in zone 6A?
Frederick P on Jul 23, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes, it is.
Is this plant deer resistant?
Alisa K on Sep 23, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes, asters are considered deer-resistant, one of the few perennials that are.
How wide does New England Blue Aster grow?
Gary R on Feb 7, 2019
BEST ANSWER: They should be planted 18" apart.
is this plant suitable for a hanging basket?
D W on Jan 31, 2021
BEST ANSWER: We appreciate you reaching out to us. This variety is best grown in the ground as it can get up to 6 feet tall.

If you have any further questions please don't hesitate to reach back out to us. Have a great day!
Will this spread or seed itself like wild asters? I had a field of them at my last place. The butterflies love them in autumn. Thanks
Jane S on Jun 30, 2019
BEST ANSWER: This plant is considered to be self-sowing, yes.

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Pollinator Magnets
I received the New England Aster in Spring 2019, in a small (4 inch) pot. I remember thinking, doubtfully, '"12.95 is a lot to pay for such a small specimen," as it only had about four leaves and was about one finger-width tall. Kudos to your packaging engineers! The little aster was in perfect condition upon arrival, and I live on a Rural Route not known for employing gentle package handlers. I was thrilled to have my doubts removed in just one growing season. By Summer's end, the little aster was no longer little, but two feet tall with four separate branches growing from its formerly small crown. With most first-year perennials you typically don't see many flowers in the first season. However, this little aster churned out several dozens of purple beauties, which proved to be pollinator magnets because it blooms when most other flowers have faded or folded for the season. Here in Zone 6, the aster bloomed from mid-September through October, finally succumbing to November's harder freeze. Highly recommend this plant - Stark Bros offers another winner!
December 8, 2019