New England Aster
Clusters of very showy 2" purple flowers with bright-yellow centers from August through October, crowded narrow 3-5" leaves on stout stems, attracts butterflies, food plant for caterpillars of the Pearl Crescent Butterfly (Phyciodes tharos), good rain garden plant, great cut flowers.
Plant Hardiness Zones: 3a-9b
Native Range: NS west to e. MT, south to NM & GA
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