Symphyotrichum novae-angliae

Other Scientific Name(s): Aster novae-angliae
Common Name(s): New England aster
Family Name: Asteraceae
Plant Type: perennial
Native Range: BC, sMB, ON, QC, NB, NS
Zone: 3
Wildlife Benefit: attracts birds, attracts mammals, attracts pollinators, butterfly larval plant

General Description

Flower Colour: purple
Blooming Season: summer, fall
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Height at maturity: 1.0 - 2.0 m (3' 3" - 6' 6")

Growing Conditions

Light: partial shade, sun
Moisture: moist

General Interest

Cautions: Ensure not wild collected

Gardener's Notes

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While we have made every effort to provide sufficient and accurate information, we recommend you use this as a springboard in planning your garden. For additional help in determining if plants are suitable for your garden, please consult with a nursery with native plant expertise. Our native plant supplier list will help you find one near you. And although we have included some beneficial non-native plants we highly recommend plants native to your region.

Ensure plants are not wild collected as this has a detrimental effect on our natural areas.

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