New England aster

Aster novae-angliae ‘Purple Dome'

Photo/Illustration: 
Chris Curless
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New England aster (Aster novae-angliae ‘Purple Dome')
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Genus:  Aster
Growing to less than 2 feet tall and wide, 'Purple Dome' covers itself with semi-double, deep purple, daisy-like flowers from late summer to midfall. In addition to being mildew resistant, it attracts butterflies. It's great as a border specimin and as a cut flower.
Noteworthy Characteristics:  Mounds of purple flowers with yellow eyes. Great late season butterfly plant.
Care:  Grow in moist, fertile soil in full sun or partial shade.
Propagation:  Division, root or stem cuttings.
Problems:  Usually trouble-free. Mildew resistant.

Overview

Height
1 ft. to 3 ft.
Spread
1 ft. to 3 ft.
Growth Habit
Clumps
Growth Pace
Moderate Grower
Light
Full Sun to Part Shade
Moisture
Adaptable
Maintenance
Moderate
Characteristics
Attracts Butterflies,
Native,
Showy Flowers
Bloom Time
Early Fall,
Fall,
Late Summer,
Summer
Flower Color
Niagara
Uses
Beds and Borders
Style
Container,
Meadow Garden,
Cut Flower,
Beds and Borders
Seasonal Interest
Spring Interest
Tolerance
Frost Tolerant
Type
Perennials

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Echinacea purpurea 'Kim's Knee High'
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