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New England Aster Plant

18.95
Your price: $13.26
  • - Michaelmas Daisy
  • - Height: 3-5 feet
  • - Hardiness Zone: 3-7
  • - Exposure: Full Sun
  • - Bloom Time: August-October
  • - Each Quart contains 1 New England Aster Plant
Plant Features

New England Aster Plants light up the fall landscape with masses of tiny, daisy-like blossoms in shades of lavender, purple and pink. Asters are the reliable performers of fall gardens, and provide much needed nectar for the Monarch butterfly migration. It is a larval host plant for: Pearl Crescent and checkerspot butterflies. Deer and rabbits seldom browse asters; butterflies flock to their flowers and wild bird love the small seeds. Roots should be divided every 3-5 years to keep the plant growing vigorously.

 

Common Names: novae-angliae, lasallea novae-angliae, virgulus novae-angliae

 

Aster Companion Plants: Coreopsis, Fuchsia, Grasses, Kniphofia, Monarda, Phlox, Rudbeckia, Salvia, Sedum

Attribute name Attribute value
Plant Needs
Sunlight 6+ hours
Soil Moisture Moist
Soil Properties Well-drained
Tolerates Sandy soil
Fertilizer When transplanted and then every 3-4 weeks
Attribute name Attribute value
Plant Characteristics
Mature Spread 2-3 feet
Habit Mounded
Flower Color Lavender
Foliage Color Green
Attracts Butterflies
Features Cut Flower
Garden Styles Butterfly Garden, Container Garden, Fall Garden
Plant Used for Aesthetic Appeal, Borders and Edging, Focal Point
Critter Resistance Deer, Rabbit
Pet Friendly Yes
Plant Type Hybrid