Light Needs:
Light needs: Full Sun
Full sun
Watering Needs:
Water needs: High
Needs wet or constantly moist soil.
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
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 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: High
Needs wet or constantly moist soil.
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.