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Aster novae-angliae is also know has New England Aster is a critical source for pollinators in the fall especially the monarch population. It feeds them while other sources become scarce before they migrate in the fall. Different than others, New England Aster loves to grow in moist, but well-draining soils, open areas, in full sun to partial shade. They are deer resistant and great for a cut flowers.
|Common Name||New England Aster|
|Botanical Name||Aster novae angliae|
|Zones||3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8|
|Light Requirements||Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade|
|Mature Height||48-72" tall (4-6 feet)|
|Estimated Mature Spread||24-36" wide|
|Bloom Time||Late summer to fall|
|Planting Depth||Crown of plant should rest just at or above the soil surface after watering in.|
|Ships As||Potted Plant|
|Soil Type||Clay Soil, Loamy Soil, Moist/Wet Soil|
|Soil Moisture||Average, Moist/Wet, Well Draining|
|Advantages||Deer Resistant, Attract Butterflies, Attract Birds, Bee Friendly, Easy to Grow, Cut Flowers, Native|
|Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada||No|
Shipping begins in September based on ground temperatures, coldest zones first.
As soon as your order is placed you will receive a confirmation email. You will receive a second email the day your order ships telling you how it has been sent. Fall bulbs are shipped at the proper planting time for your hardiness zone. Perennial orders may arrive separately from bulbs and seeds. If your order requires more than one shipment, there is no additional shipping charge. See our shipping information page for approximate ship dates and more detailed information. If you need express shipping or have any questions, please call Customer Service toll-free at (877) 309-7333 or contact us by email.View Shipping Rate Chart
To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.
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