New England Aster is a very important pollinator plant and is also a late season nectar source for the Monarch butterfly.
Distinctive due to its purple flowers that bloom from late summer into fall and because of its clasping leaves that surround the stem. Height ranges from 3 to 6 feet typically sometimes taller in fertile soil.
It is generally found in semi-moist meadows and prairies. Range is most of the United States and into Canada.
Seed Envelopes contain approximately 0.02 ounces of seed and cover about 5 to 10 square feet.
Flower Color: Purple
Height: 3 to 6 Feet
Light Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Soil Hydrology: Mesic to Wet Soils
Bloom Time: August to October
Plant Type: Perennial
Stratification: Cold Moist (CM) 45 Days
Attracts: Birds, Bees, Butterflies
Host Plant: Pearl Crescent and Checkerspot Butterflies