Aster novae- angliae

New England Aster or Symphyotrichum

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  • One of the tallest and most magnificent of the native asters
  • Bright pink to purple flowers with orange center starting in August well into fall
  • Important late season nectar source for butterflies

Height: 3-6 ft
Spread: 2-3 ft
Spacing: 2-3 in

Zone: 4-8
Color: Pink, Purple

Characteristics & Attributes

Attracts Wildlife:

  • Attracts Butterflies


  • can be planted under Black Walnut Trees
  • Cut Flower/Foliage
  • Native
  • Erosion control
  • Fall Color
  • Naturalizing
  • Tolerates Clay Soil
  • RainGarden
  • Long Blooming

Critter Resistance:

  • Deer Resistant


  • Full Sun
  • Partial Sun

Foliage Color:

  • Green


  • Upright

Season of Interest (Flowering):

  • Summer
  • Fall

Soil Moisture:

  • Average Water
  • Moist, Well-Drained

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