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Aster novae-angliae 'Purple Dome'

Aster novae-angliae 'Purple Dome'

Aster - New England

The stunning deep purple daisy flowers of 'Purple Dome' New England Aster appear in August on compact upright plants. A wonderful introduction from a wonderful plantsman, Dr. Richard Lighty, and the Mt. Cuba Center.  Asters naturally grew in moist prairies and meadows in the eastern US thriving in full sun.  Great for erosion control and pollinators love it.  Pinch back stems before mid summer to promoter fuller more floriferous plants, this will also control the height and prevent if from flopping.  Can self-seed so it is best to cutback after flowering to prevent seedling varieties in the garden.  New England Aster is a larval host to the Pearl Crescent Butterfly caterpillar and the Checkerspot Butterfly caterpillar.  It provides nectar for bees, hoverflies, skippers, and butterflies and is especially important as a late-season nectar source for migrating butterflies. (New name is Symphyotricum novae-angliae.)

Height

24 Inches

Spread

18 Inches

Bloom Color

Purple

USDA Hardiness Zone

3
Current Availability
Qty Avail Description Comments Future Crop Future Crop Ready Date
33 Aster novae-angliae Purple Dome #1 (NATIVE-deep purple) 200 late June
Characteristics & Attributes
Attributes
Cut Flower
Erosion Control
Habit: Compact
Native
Rain Garden Plants
Soil Conditions
Average
Dry
Moist
Sandy
Bloom Time
Summer
Exposure
Sun
Attracts Wildlife
Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Pollinators
Tolerance
Black Walnut Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Salt Tolerant
Foliage Color
Green
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