PLANT BASE

Symphyotrichum novae-angliae

New England aster

Height
Spread
Growth
habit
4-8
3-6'
2-3'
Form                           Lifecycle              Hardiness zone*
Robust, upright
Flower
Perennial

New England American-aster

APPEARANCE
Bloom time
Bloom color
August-October
Violet/ pinkish
Fall bloom
USE FOR
Seasonal interest
ENVIRONMENT
Terminal clusters
Light
Water
Soil
Soil pH
Clay, Loam, Sand
Acidic, adaptable
Soil Preference
Well-drained, moist
HABITAT & NATIVE RANGE
Moist meadows and prairies, open woodlands, creeksides, roadsides and disturbed areas
Most of North America
ENVIRONMENTAL TOLERANCE
Clay soil, Black walnut
BROWSE TOLERANCE
Clay soil, Black walnut
Tolerance to browse by animals typically happens once plants are established. Young plants may still be quite susceptible.
SUGGESTED MAINTENANCE & COMMON PROBLEMS
Divide every 2-3 years, don't add thick mulch as will cause rot
Susceptible to mildew if poor circulation
COMPANION PLANTS
Big bluestem,Common sneezeweed,Swamp milkweed,Wild bergamot
COMPANION TREES & SHRUBS
NOTES

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