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Aster novae-angliae 'Purple Dome'


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.

The flowers are a favorite nectar source for migrating monarch butterflies. 


Larval host for the following butterflies--Pearl Crescent,  Silvery Checkerspot and many more, including moths! 112 species in all!

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

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.


18-24 Inches



36 Inches


Hardiness Zone:

5 - 8

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

Soil Moisture Preference
Attracts Wildlife
Critter Resistance
Deer Resistant
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Clay Soil
Border or Bed
Cut Flower
Focal Point
Mass Planting
Rain Garden
Great Companion Plants for Aster novae-angliae 'Purple Dome'
Black-eyed Susan Black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia fulgida 'Goldsturm')
Sneezeweed Sneezeweed (Helenium autumnale 'Mariachi™ Salsa')
Dwarf Fountain Grass Dwarf Fountain Grass (Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Hameln')
Coneflower Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea 'Magnus')
Wormwood Wormwood (Artemisia schmidtiana 'Silver Mound')
Goldenrod Goldenrod (Solidago 'Little Lemon')
Blazing Star Blazing Star (Liatris ligulistylis )
Bee Balm Bee Balm (Monarda fistulosa )
Similar Plants to Aster novae-angliae 'Purple Dome'
Aster Aster (Aster dumosus 'Wood's Pink')