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Aster novae angliae

SKU: AM014866
per Plant - 3" Pot
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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
Growing Zones
Zone 3, Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8
Native, Bee Friendly, Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Birds, Deer Resistant, Easy To Grow, Cut Flowers
Light Requirements
Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Mature Height
48-72" tall (4-6 feet)
Bloom Time
Late summer to fall


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.