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New England Aster
Scientific Name: Aster novae-angliae L.
Synonym: Symphyotrichum novae-angliae, Virgulus novae-angliae, Aster roseus
Family: Asteraceae
New England Aster (Aster  novae-angliae)
Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913. Illustrated flora of the northern states and Canada. Vol. 3: 20. Courtesy of Kentucky Native Plant Society. Scanned by Omnitek Inc.
Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: All zones
USDA: 5-8

Heat Tolerance: Questionable, maybe as a winter annual in the hot deserts

Sun Exposure: Full sun

Origin: Eastern North America

Growth Habits: Perennial, 1 to 5 feet tall (30-150 cm), 2 to 3 feet spread (60-90 cm), hairy leaves, many cultivars are dwarf

Watering Needs: Does better in wet areas

Propagation: Division in spring or late fall, cuttings in spring, seeds

Attracts butterflies.

New England Aster (Aster  novae-angliae)

Robert H. Mohlenbrock @ USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA SCS. 1989. Midwest wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide to plant species. Midwest National Technical Center, Lincoln, NE.

Blooming Habits:
Abundant dark purple flowers, 2 inches in diameter (5 cm), at the end of the summer. The plants may be cut to the ground after blooming.

Fruiting Habits:

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