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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)

Item Size

Plant - 3" pot
Plant - 3" pot

Price: $9.95

Sale: $4.98

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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!

Our Master Gardeners Suggest Pairing With:
  • Garden Gloves

    Garden Gloves

  • Black Eyed Susan Goldsturm

    Black Eyed Susan Goldsturm

  • Sedum Angelina

    Sedum Angelina

Reviews

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American MeadowsAster Purple Dome
 
4.7

(based on 6 reviews)

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Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

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      4.0

      Still waiting for first bloom

      By Shirley the gardener

      from Delaware OH

      About Me Avid Gardener, Master Gardener

      Verified Reviewer

      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 Il Giardiniere

          from Northern Virginia

          About Me Casual Hobbyist

          Verified Reviewer

          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

            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.

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              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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                        Black Eyed Susan Goldsturm

                      • Sedum Angelina

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                      Shipping

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

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                      Our Master Gardeners Suggest Pairing With:
                      • Garden Gloves

                        Garden Gloves

                      • Black Eyed Susan Goldsturm

                        Black Eyed Susan Goldsturm

                      • Sedum Angelina

                        Sedum Angelina

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