• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Full Sun
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Water regularly in extreme heat for best performance. Requires less water once established.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Average Landscape Size
    Fast growing to 3 to 4 ft. tall, to 4 ft. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Key Feature
    Long Bloom Season
    Blooms:
    Flowering Time
    Late summer to fall
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:ASS-ter NO-vee ANG-lee-a
    Plant type:Perennial
    Deciduous/evergreen:Herbaceous
    Sunset climate zones:1 - 24, 31 - 43
    Growth rate:Fast
    Average landscape size:Fast growing to 3 to 4 ft. tall, to 4 ft. wide.
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Late summer to fall
    Flower color:Pink
    Design IdeasAsters are essentials of the late season border. They're a sure bet in foundations that need a pick me up at summers end. As a wildflower they are perfect in meadow and prairie garden. Add to casual country gardens and don't omit them from colonial historic landscapes where they have been an age old staple.
    Companion PlantsAsters belong with the big bold perennials of summer such as Volcano Pink White Eye Phlox, (Phlox paniculata 'Barthirtysix'), Hyperion Daylily, (Hemerocallis x 'Hypericon'), Double Decker Coneflower, (Echincacea purpurea 'Doubledecker') and Chocolate White Snakeroot, (Eupatorium rugosum 'Chocolate').
  • Care
    Care Information
    Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. For a neat appearance, remove old foliage before new leaves emerge. Divide clumps every 2 to 3 years in early spring.Pruning time: winter.
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Full Sun
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Water regularly in extreme heat for best performance. Requires less water once established.
  • History & Lore
    History:
    New England aster is a wildflower of the northeastern United States. It is found in wet meadows and open woods west to North Dakota and south to New Mexico.
    Lore:
    This aster was used by the Potawatomi as a fumigant.