Glorious and deeply purple, New England Aster closes out summer in a blaze of intense hues, blooming alongside the solar yellows of goldenrods in meadows. A great pollinator plant and a foundational species for meadow plantings and perennial borders.
Aster species are host plants for the Pearl Crescent butterfly. Also, a host for numerous moth species, including The Asteroid (fun name!).
Height: 3′ – 6′ Blooms: September, October
Siting: Average to moist soil, sun to part sun
Deer Resistance: Medium