Aster novae-angliae - New England Aster

Aster novae-angliae - New England Aster

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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.

There are 70,000 seeds per ounce of New England Aster. A little goes a long way!

How To Plant New England Aster Seeds:

Direct sow seeds into prepared soil in late fall once soil temps are below 50 degrees (usually mid to late November). Can also be planted in winter during natural freeze/thaw cycles and early spring. Plant shallow, no deeper than 1/8 to 1/4 inch deep and lightly rake to work seed in. Plant in full sun to partial shade.

What is Stratification?

Seed Info

Seed Envelopes contain approximately 0.02 ounces of seed and cover about 5 to 10 square feet. 

Product Details 

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) 60 Days

Attracts: Birds, Bees, Butterflies

Host Plant: Pearl Crescent and Checkerspot Butterflies

Product Code: AST04F