Aster Purple Dome

 

Regular Price: $9.98

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This bushy Aster boasts the rich, purple color of the famous native but as a shorter variety, is 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)

Zones 4 - 8
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Attract Butterflies
Attract Butterflies
Attract Birds
Attract Birds
Bee Friendly
Bee Friendly
Easy to Grow
Easy to Grow
Cut Flowers
Cut Flowers
Native
Native
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Mature Plant Size 18-20" tall, 18-24" wide
Bloom Time Late summer to fall
Size Plant - 3" pot
SKU 3ASTER
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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!

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
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
Native Yes
Planting Time Spring / Summer
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
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Ships to Canada No

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

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American MeadowsAster Purple Dome
 
4.7

(based on 7 reviews)

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Pros

  • Reliable growth (6)
  • Low maintenance (4)
  • Vivid colors (4)
  • Long bloom time (3)
  • Pest resistant (3)

Cons

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Best Uses

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    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual hobbyist (3)

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5.0

Growing very well with many blooms in first year

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from Chicago, IL

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Pros

  • Attractive
  • Healthy

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Garden

    Comments about American Meadows Aster Purple Dome:

    I planted these in May or June. They have grown nicely, and started to bloom in September. Now in October they are covered in flowers. I look forward to seeing what they can do in the second year of growth.

    • Primary use:
    • Personal
     
    4.0

    Still waiting for first bloom

    By 

    from Delaware OH

    About Me Avid Gardener, Master Gardener

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    Pros

    • Reliable Growth

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about American Meadows Aster Purple Dome:

        Once again this purchase is for my sister's yard. We are waiting for the first bloom this fall.

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great Border Plant

        By 

        from Northern Virginia

        About Me Casual Hobbyist

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        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Border Control
          • Raised Beds

          Comments about American Meadows Aster Purple Dome:

          I'm using Purple Dome as a border plant in a large, semicircle bed and along a walkway to provide color when other flowers are fading. It spreads well and flowers vigorously. Best of all, I watched a deer sniff one and then move away.

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          It's my favorite New England Aster

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          from St. Louis MO

          About Me Avid Gardener, Butterfly Gardener

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          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.

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Vibrant and healthy

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            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 

                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 

                  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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                    USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

                    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.

                    • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
                    • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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