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New England Aster

Symphyotrichum novae-angliae

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Description:

Easily grown in average, medium, well-drained soils in full sun. Prefers moist, rich soil. Lavender, purple or blue flowers August to October. Pinching back the stems several times by mid July will help control plant height, promote bushiness and relieve the need for staking. Attracts bees and butterflies. Somewhat drought tolerant. 3 to 5 feet high.

Plant Overview:

Other Common Names:New England American Aster
Plant Family:Asteraceae
Plant Duration:Perennial
Plant Type:Herbaceous
South Jersey Native Range:South Jersey
Attracts Pollinators and Wildlife:Bees, Butterflies
Bloom Time:August to October
Global and State Rank:G5, S4
Commercially available landscape plant?Yes
Soil Characteristics:
Soil Type:Clay
Soil Moisture:Moist
Soil pH:Acidic
Light Needs:
Opitmal Light:Sun to partial shade
Light Range:Partial Shade, Sun
Water Needs of Plant:
Soil Moisture:Moist

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