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Purple Dome New England Aster

SKU: AM017939
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The violet daisy-shaped blooms of 'Purple Dome' Aster pair beautifully with its honey yellow centers and forest green foliage. This native wildflower is easy to grow and compact, making it a great choice for containers, borders and small-space gardens. 'Purple Dome' bursts into bloom in the late summer, providing much-needed color and vital nectar for pollinators right when much of the garden has finished for the season. (Symphyotrichum novae-angliae)
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Botanical Name
Symphyotrichum novae-angliae 'Purple Dome'
Growing Zones
Zone 3, Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9
Native, Bee Friendly, Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Birds, Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Easy To Grow, Low Maintenance, Cut Flowers
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Mature Height
16-18" tall
Bloom Time
Late summer to fall


'Purple Dome' Aster is a world-famous New England Aster that every wildflower gardener wants (Novae-Angliae means New England in Latin)! This native is the perfect late-season color maker in meadows or perennial borders. It covers itself in flowers for weeks, when almost everything else in the meadow is

finished blooming. These magnificent plants make up the last hurrah before the garden or meadowscape tucks itself to bed for the winter.


'Purple Dome' was featured as an honorable mention in a Mt Cuba Center Trial Garden Research Report. These reports evaluate native plants and related cultivars for horticultural and ecological value, highlighting the ecosystem services they provide.