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Aster novae angliae

SKU: AM014866
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Overview
Aster novae-angliae is also known as New England Aster, a native that reliably feeds bees and monarch butterflies. Large, showy purple blooms last from summer till frost. Grows up to 6 feet tall.
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Botanical Name
Aster novae angliae
Advantages
Native, Bee Friendly, Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Birds, Deer Resistant, Easy To Grow, Cut Flowers
Growing Zones
Zone 3, Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8
Light Requirements
Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Soil Moisture
Average, Moist / Wet
Mature Height
48-72" tall (4-6 feet)
Mature Spread
24-36" wide
Bloom Time
Late summer to fall

Description

Aster novae-angliae is also known as New England Aster and is a critical source of food for pollinators in the fall, most notably the monarch butterfly population. While other nectar sources become scarce, long-blooming asters can supply them with the energy they need to 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.