Symphyotrichum novae-angliae (Fr: aster de Nouvelle-Angleterre | En: New England aster)
Another must-have for most native plant gardeners. New England aster is a gorgeous aster that is tolerant of many conditions.
Its flowers are most often purple but can occasionally be white or pink. They are also among the largest flowers of our native asters. These flowers attract scores of pollinators throughout late summer and autumn.
Habitat: Meadows, forest edges
Height: 1-1.5 meters
Sun requirements: full sun, part shade
Moisture requirements: moderate, can tolerate drought once established
Soil requirements: Various