novae-angliae New England
Aster Seed & Plants
(AS-ter NO-vay ANG-lee-eye)
Easyliving Native Perennial Wildflowers
Native Perennial Wild Flower Seed & Plants for Home Landscaping & Prairie Restoration
(Symphyotrichum novae-angliae), New England Asters,
are beautiful, easy to grow prairie plants prized for
their masses of pink to purple flowers with bright yellow centers.
Flowers are 1 to 2 inches in diameter and bloom in September and October.
Wild New England Aster's mounds of pink to royal purple flowers are very attractive to butterflies especially Monarchs.
New England Aster plants grow 2 to 6 feet tall and work well in the background of the fall garden or it can be pinched back several times until midsummer for a stronger, more compact shape.
It prefers average to moist soil and full sun.
New England Aster seeds need 4 weeks cold moist stratification for germination.
|Habitat||Bloom Period||Color||Height Inches||Moisture||Plant Spacing||Lifespan|
|Photo by cj||Sun to Light Shade||August & September||Pink to Purple||30-72||Average
|18 to 36 Inches||Perennial|
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England Aster potted plants are available, $4.00 each
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New England Aster seed
1 packet - $2.50 + shipping
|200||33 sq ft|
1 ounce - email/call for availability
|60,000||1500 sq ft|
1 pound - pound quantity not available
|960,000||24,000 sq ft|
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Native New England aster plants can be used for wildflower gardens, butterfly gardens, roadside plantings, prairie restoration, wildlife cover, prairie landscaping and wetland situations.
New England aster is a native perennial forb which grows from 2 ½ to 6.0 feet tall with hairy stems and leaves. The alternate leaves are up to 4 inches long and 1 inch wide, with broad, clasping bases and pointed tips. The individually stalked flower heads are in an open, rounded cluster at the tops of the main stem branches. The flower stalks and bracts at the base of each flower head are covered with gland-tipped hairs. Each head is about 1 ½ inches wide, with 40 or more bright purple, petal-like ray flowers surrounding a central yellow disk. The ray flowers are sometimes pinkish purple or pale lavender in color. New England aster is the showiest of the genus, and stand out on roadside shoulders and ditches from August through late October
New England aster grows in prairie swales, wet meadows, alluvial soils and thickets, low fields in valleys, and moist ground along streams. It ranges from Quebec to Alberta, south to North Carolina, Alabama, Arkansas, Kansas, Colorado, Wyoming, and New Mexico.
a clean weed free seedbed by disking and harrowing or using chemical weed
control. Firm the seedbed by
cultipacking. Seedbed should be
firm enough to allow seed to be planted 1/8 to 1/4 inch deep. The seed of New
England aster needs cold stratification for maximum germination if seeded in
spring or summer (34-40 degrees Fahrenheit for 30-40 days).
Use a planter that insures proper seeding depth and good seed and soil
contact like a brillion roller that is capable of handling and placing seed in a
uniform manner. There are
approximately 1,100,000 seeds in a pound of New England aster.
rates for New England aster:
stand – 40 pure live seed (PLS) in a 36-inch row; - one half pound pure live
seed per acre.
planting: mixture – 1 – 5 PLS
per square foot (0.04 to 0.20) pound PLS per acre.
no fertilizer the establishment year unless soil test indicates a low
deficiency of less than 15 PPM of phosphorus
and or less than 90 PPM of potassium. Use
no nitrogen during the establishment year as this can encourage weed
weed competition by mowing over the height of the New England aster plants or
cultivating between the rows. Use a
non- selective contact herbicide while dormant or a pre emergent herbicide to
control annuals after the New England aster is established.
Remove dead plant material in the spring for faster green-up by
shredding. Burning of dead plant
refuge can weaken the plants unless done before it has broken dormancy.
The most destructive diseases in the cultivation of asters are various forms of stem-rot. They are of fungus origin and are induced by allowing the plants to remain moist too long at a time.
The infection usually takes place in the seed-row, but often no effect is noticed until the plants are nearly full-grown, when they suddenly wilt and die. The “yellow disease” causes the plants to have a bleached appearance and to make a spindling growth. Thorough cultivation of the soil is the best preventive.
New England aster is not known to invade in areas where this species does not naturally occur.
Aster novae-angliae New England Aster
with it's pink and purple masses are found growing wild in wet meadows, prairies, and along streams from Quebec to Alberta, south to North Carolina, Alabama, Arkansas,
Kansas, Colorado, Wyoming, and New Mexico. Asteraceae
The map below shows areas where native Aster novae-angliae New England Aster plants grow wild but it can be planted and will grow over a much wider area than shown.
USDA plant hardiness zones 2 to 8.
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Aster novae-angliae New England Aster Plant distribution map complements of USDA, NRCS. 2001. The PLANTS Database, Version 3.1 (http://plants.usda.gov). National Plant Data Center, Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA.