New England Aster (Symphyotrichum novae-angliae 'Purple Dome') in the Asters Database

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Common names:
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Botanical names:
Symphyotrichum novae-angliae Accepted
Aster novae-angliae Synonym

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 8b
Plant Height: 18 - 24 inches
Plant Spread: 18 - 24 inches
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Purple
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Late summer or early fall
Uses: Cut Flower
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Seeds: Self fertile
Sow in situ
Start indoors
Can handle transplanting
Will not come true from seed
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Pollinators: Self
Moths and Butterflies
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil
Awards and Recognitions: Other: UC Davis Arboretum All Star


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Posted by Skiekitty (Denver Metro - Zone 5a) on Feb 11, 2013 4:23 PM

VERY much a bee magnet. Mine grows much taller than the 2'.. more like 4'.

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Posted by Catmint20906 (Maryland - Zone 7a) on Aug 27, 2014 12:00 PM

New England Aster (Symphyotrichum novae-angliae) 'Purple Dome' produces deep purple blossoms in the late summer and fall till frost. Native to North America, it is a larval host plant for the Pearl Crescent and Gorgone Checkerspot Butterflies. It is a key nectar source for Monarch, Common Buckeye, and other butterflies, a preferred nectar plant for late season butterflies and moths, and is a Monarch Way Station plant. It also has special value to native bees, including small carpenter, leafcutter, longhorned, cuckoo, and green sweat bees, as well as to bumble and honey bees. Certain mining bees have evolved as specialists of this plant. New England Aster also attracts beneficial insects to the garden, such as bee flies, syrphid flies, and soldier beetles. Birds also enjoy the seedheads.

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