Symphyotrichum novae-angliae

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 Symphyotrichum novae-angliae subsp. var.  New England Aster
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Habit: herbaceous
Height: to
Width: to
Height: 1 ft to 5 ft
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Lifespan: perennial
Bloom: late summer, early fall, mid fall, late fall
Exposure: sun
Water: moist
Features: flowers
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USDA Zones: 4 to 8.5
Sunset Zones:
Flower features: yellow, blue, purple, white
Asteraceae > Symphyotrichum novae-angliae var. ,

Symphyotrichum novae-angliae (formerly Aster novae-angliae), commonly known as the New England Aster, is an herbaceous perennial in the composite family.

The plant grows up to 120 cm with a stout, hairy stem and lance-shaped leaves with entire margins. The flower heads are showy with yellow disc florets at the center and ray florets that range from a deep purple or rose to rarely white. The New England aster inhabits a wide variety of habitats and soil types, though it does not tolerate strong shade.

Due to the attractive flowers, numerous cultivars of have been developed. Furthermore, as a result of its increased usage in the garden, it has been introduced to many area beyond its natural range, including Europe and several western US states.[1]

Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture

Aster novae-angliae, Linn. New England Aster. A stout-std. corymbosely branched perennial, 3-5 ft.: Lvs. oblong-lanceolate, clasping the st., hairy, 2½-4 in. long: fls. numerous, showy, the 40-50 violet- purple rays about ½-¾ in. long. E. N. Amer. A.F. 9:283.—The best and most widely known native aster suitable for open places but partial to moisture. Var. roseus, Hort., an excellent rose-colored form, is offered by some dealers. Many cult, forms in European collections.

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  1. Brouillet, Luc; Semple, John C.; Allen, Geraldine A.; Chambers, Kenton L.; Sundberg, Scott D. (2006). "Symphyotrichum novae-angliae". in Flora of North America Editorial Committee, eds. 1993+. Flora of North America. 20. New York & Oxford: Oxford University Press. pp. 487. 

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