New England Aster - Aster novae-angliae
| Introduction |
New England Aster.
New England Aster height is anywhere from 3 to 7 feet. It blooms late summer and fall - August to October.
New England Aster is a Host Plant for the Pearl Crescent
Pearl Crescents use New England and other asters as a host plant. New England Asters are also great nectar source for many butterflies.
Where to buy New England Aster
I highly recommend Nature Hills Nursery for an online source. Their perennials cost a bit more but they
are grown in 4'' x 6'' air-pruned pots that results in healthier plants with a highly
developed root mass! The price is reduced however, if you buy more plants.
You can also sign up to have a
seed and plant catalog from Nature
Hills Nursery mailed to your home to order from them.
The Aster Family
New England Aster is a member of the Aster Family. These are herbs, shrubs, vines or sometimes even trees. There are 20,000 different species in the Aster family, made up from 1100 genera. Well known members of this family include Sunflowers, Zinnias, safflower and many kinds of lettuce.
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