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New England Aster
Aster novae-angliae


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About New England Aster (Aster novae-angliae)
Height: Up to 4 ft.
Flower Color: Deep purple and (rarely) pink
Plant Type: Perennial. Returns each spring from same roots, forming expanding clump. Blooms second spring from seed.
Flower Type: Daisy-like
Bloom Time: Late season
Is this wildflower invasive? No
Is this wildflower endangered? No
Is this wildflower edible? No
Is this wildflower medicinal? No
What is New England Aster's native range?
  Indigenous To: Eastern and Midwestern No. America, from Canada to Alabama
Where New England Aster is naturalized or can be grown
  Regions: All regions of North America.
  Zones: 3-9
  States:
How to grow New England Aster (Aster novae-angliae)
  Soil preference: Adaptable, but prefers non-acidic soils
  Sun/Shade: Needs full sun.
  Moisture Requirements: Average moisture, well-drained.
  Instructions: This treasured wildflower is quite easy to grow. The seed is very tiny, sometimes hard to find,a nd often very expensive. However, once this species is established, the plants are hardy as oaks, and they spread well on their own. Plant seed in spring, summer or fall on loosened soil in full sun. The plants will begin to bloom after one having grown through one flowerless season.

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