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Aster novae-angliae 'Purple Dome'

Perennials

Aster novae-angliae 'Purple Dome'

Aster, New England

Dark purple daisy-like flowers cover Aster 'Purple Dome' with blooms from mid-August until early October or later. No staking is required on these North American natives. Attractive to butterflies and perfect for the middle of the border.

Symphyotrichum novae-angliae, commonly called New England aster, is a Missouri native perennial which occurs in moist prairies, meadows, thickets, low valleys and stream banks throughout the State. It is a stout, leafy plant with a robust, upright habit. Features a profuse bloom of daisy-like asters with purple rays and yellow centers from late summer to early fall.

Additional:

Nectar source for the following butterflies--American Lady, American Snout, Cabbage White, Clouded Sulphur, Common Buckeye, Common Checkered Skipper, Eastern Tailed-Blue, Eastern Tiger Swallowtail, Fiery Skipper, Horace's Duskywing, Monarch, Orange Sulphur, Pearl Crescent, Painted Lady, Question Mark, Red Admiral, Variegated Fritillary, Viceroy

Aster, New England Growing and Maintenance Tips:

Pinch back new growth until July 4th to encourage a compact plant. Divide plants every two to four years to maintain vigour.

Species native to Missouri listed on the MSD Stormwater BMP Native plant list and used in Bioretention & Organic Filters-Informal applications.

Height:

18-24 Inches

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Spread:

36 Inches

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Hardiness Zone:

5 - 8

Characteristics & Attributes for Aster novae-angliae 'Purple Dome'

Exposure
Sun
Soil Moisture Preference
Average
Moist
Attracts Wildlife
Butterflies
Critter Resistance
Deer Resistant
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Fall
Attributes
Specimen
Cut Flower
Focal Point
Mass Planting
Native
Border or Bed
Great Companion Plants for Aster novae-angliae 'Purple Dome'
Black-eyed Susan Black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia fulgida 'Goldsturm')
Dwarf Fountain Grass Dwarf Fountain Grass (Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Hameln')
Switch Grass Switch Grass (Panicum virgatum 'Shenandoah')
Coneflower Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea 'Magnus')
Wormwood Wormwood (Artemisia schmidtiana 'Silver Mound')
Goldenrod Goldenrod (Solidago 'Little Lemon')
Balloon Flower Balloon Flower (Platycodon grandiflorus 'Astra Pink')
Blazing Star Blazing Star (Liatris ligulistylis )
Bee Balm Bee Balm (Monarda fistulosa )
Stonecrop Stonecrop (Sedum 'Mr. Goodbud')
Switch Grass Switch Grass (Panicum virgatum 'Hot Rod')
Similar Plants to Aster novae-angliae 'Purple Dome'
Aster Aster (Aster dumosus 'Wood's Pink')