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 Butterflies,
Native,
Showy Flowers
Bloom Time
Fall,
Late Summer,
Summer
Flower Color
Purple/Lavender Flower,
Yellow Flower
Uses
Beds and Borders
Style
Cottage Garden,
Meadow Garden
Seasonal Interest
Summer Interest
Type
Perennials

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New York aster
Aster dumosus
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False chamomile
Boltonia asteroides
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Joe Pye weed
Eupatorium dubium 'Little Joe'
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Culver's root
Veronicastrum virginicum