Symphyotrichum novae-angliae / New England Aster


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

Provenance: NJ


BONAP 2022 Symphyotrichum novae-angliae Native Range Map

Larval Host Plant (butterflies):
Pearl Crescent

Larval Host Plant (moths):
Brown-hooded Owlet
Camouflaged Looper
Common Tan Wave
Confused Euscarca
Saddleback Caterpillar
Striped Garden Caterpillar
The Asteroid


Additional information


Quart, Deep, Quart