New England aster

Aster novae-angliae

Aster novae-angliae 'Honeysong Pink'

Photo/Illustration: 
Courtesy of Bluestone Perennials
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New England aster (Aster novae-angliae)
ASS-ter no-vay-AN-glee-ay
Genus:  Aster

Strong, almost woody, stems bear large sprays (to 10 inches) of violet-purple flowers.

Noteworthy Characteristics: 

This aster's flowers have more petals than New York aster, giving them a more frilly look. Its flowers tend to close at night and on cold days. Many cultivars exist.

Propagation: 

Most asters require frequent division.

Problems: 

Asters are sometimes plagued by fungal diseases. The most common are wilt disease, powdery mildew, and botrytis.

Overview

Height
3 ft. to 6 ft.
Growth Habit
Clumps
Light
Full Sun to Part Shade
Moisture
Medium Moisture
Maintenance
Moderate
Characteristics
Attracts Bees,
Attracts Butterflies,
Native,
Showy Flowers
Bloom Time
Fall,
Late Summer,
Summer
Flower Color
Purple,
Yellow
Uses
Beds and Borders
Style
Cottage Garden,
Meadow Garden
Seasonal Interest
Summer Interest
Type
Perennials

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