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Aster Purple Dome

This stunning Aster boasts the rich, purple color of the famous native but is a shorter variety, making it perfect for containers or a border garden. Purple Dome will burst with color in the late summer, providing a spectacular show when much of the garden has finished for the season. (Aster novae-angliae)

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Plant - 3" pot

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Details:

Zones: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Plant Size: 18-20" tall, 18-24" wide
Light: Full Sun
Bloom Time: Late summer to fall
Shipping: Shipping begins in late March based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first.

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Details
SKU 3ASTER
Common Name New England Aster
Botanical Name Aster novae-angliae
Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Light Requirements Full Sun
Flower Color Purple
Estimated Mature Height 18-20" tall
Estimated Mature Spread 18-24" 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
Foliage Color Green
Planting Season Spring, Summer
Will Tolerate Loamy Soil, Clay Soil, Moist/Wet Soil, Drought/Dry Soil
Soil Moisture Dry, Average, Moist/Wet, Well Draining
Suggested Uses Deer Resistant, Hummingbirds & Butterflies, Cut Flowers, Borders, Showy Flowers
Ships to Canada No
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Description
The world-famous New England Aster is the one every wildflower gardener wants. (Novae-Angliae means New England in Latin.) The native grows to about 3 ft. with large, blue/purple bloom, and is the perfect late-season color maker in meadows. Even the native version covers itself in flowers for weeks, when almost everything else in the meadow is finished blooming. These magnificent plants make up the last hurrah for any good wildflower meadow.

This hybrid is even more useful than the somewhat rangy native version. With full, bushy plants, larger flowers, and a height of only up to 20 inches tall. A great plant!

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Reviews

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4.8

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Pros

  • Reliable growth (4)
  • Low maintenance (3)
  • Vivid colors (3)

Cons

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      5.0

      It's my favorite New England Aster

      By Butterfly Guy

      from St. Louis MO

      About Me Avid Gardener, Butterfly Gardener

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Low Maintenance
      • Pest Resistant
      • Reliable Growth
      • Smaller
      • Sturdier
      • Vivid Colors

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Fall Bloom
        • Large Areas

        Comments about American Meadows Aster Purple Dome:

        I would still cut this back in late spring and give it room to grow. If it has to compete with other plants it will grow taller.
        I bought six last year and they have all done well. It is certainly not a dwarf, but is smaller and sturdier than the typical New England Aster.

         
        5.0

        Vibrant and healthy

        By none

        from Atlanta GA delivered to Johnstown PA

        Pros

        • Long Bloom Time
        • Low Maintenance
        • Reliable Growth
        • Vivid Colors

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about American Meadows Aster Purple Dome:

            I bought these bulbs for by 96 year old grandmother who loves to garden. She is affectionately known in her small community as "the flower lady" and she has high expectations for her flowers. After a gentleman accidentally cut her flowers, I knew I had to act fast to keep my grandmother happy. I found your company on the web and I could not be happier with the results. Delivery was fast and my grandmother was happy...so I am happy.
            Thank you,
            Jason

            (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Just Gorgeous

            By Ye Ol' Buzzard

            from Colorado Springs, CO

            About Me Casual Hobbyist

            Pros

            • Long Bloom Time
            • Low Maintenance
            • Pest Resistant
            • Prolific Bloomer
            • Rapid Growth
            • Reliable Growth
            • Vivid Colors

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Large Areas
              • Raised Beds

              Comments about American Meadows Aster Purple Dome:

              Wanted color into fall, boy did I get it with this plant. Still blooming in radiant color after our first snow.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              I can't wait!

              By Seedaholic

              from Oak Park, IL

              About Me Casual Hobbyist

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Reliable Growth

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Containers

                Comments about American Meadows Aster Purple Dome:

                I've currently got this Aster in a pot and I don't have any flowers yet. Being an Aster I don't expect them until Fall anyway. It arrived looking great and appears to be growing nicely.

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                Shipping

                Shipping begins in late March based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first.

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                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. Some perennials are shipped as potted plants, some as perennial roots packed in peat.  The ‘Details’ tab describes how that item will ship. All perennials and spring-planted bulbs are packaged to withstand shipping and are fully-guaranteed. Please open upon receipt and follow the instructions included.

                Perennials and spring-planted bulbs are shipped at the proper planting time for your hardiness zone. Perennial and spring-planted bulb orders will arrive separately from 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.

                Our Master Gardeners Suggest Pairing With:
                • Sedum Lime Zinger

                  Sedum Lime Zinger

                • All Annual Wildflower Seed Mix

                  All Annual Wildflower Seed Mix

                • Garden Gloves

                  Garden Gloves

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