New England Aster Picture
New England Aster Drawing

New England Aster
Symphyotrichum novae-angliae
Asteraceae

PurpleDark Swish

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.

Average To Moist
Sun To Part Shade
3-6 tall
Plant Hardiness Zones: 3a-9b
Perennial

Native Range: NS west to e. MT, south to NM & GA

New England Aster Seed Packet $4.00
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New England Aster Drawing