The magnificent blooms of New England Aster highlight the late season landscape with rich colors ranging from deep violet to lavender-pink, with yellow-orange centers. Large and showy this aster can grow up to six feet high. Like most asters it blooms late in the season and provides a critical fall nectar source for pollinators, especially Monarchs as they stock up for their fall migration to Mexico.
I need at least 4 hours of afternoon sun but can go all day
- Zone 3-7
Bees and butterflies are frequent visitors of this wildflower. It is a prefered nectar source for Monarch butterflies, and larval host for the Pearl Crescent, the Gorgone Checkerspot butterfly and the Northern Flower moth.