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New York Aster - Symphyotrichum novi-belgii

Regular price $6.00

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Phonetic: sim-fy-oh-TRY-kum NO-vee BEL-gee-eye

New York Aster is a sturdy clump forming perennial with lance shaped leaves that clasp the stem. Large flower heads are arranged in showy panicles. The heads consist of a ring of 20 or more purple or pink or occasionally white ray florets that surround a central cluster of yellow disc florets. Flowers are frequented by Monarchs and other butterflies, skippers and bees. Plants grow 3-4’ tall with 3’ spread.

  • Hardiness Zone: 4-7
  • Native Northeast Region: USDA Database
  • Sun Exposure: Full Sun to Partial Shade
  • Flower Color: Purple
  • Bloom Time: August, September, October
  • Soil Type: Medium - Moist
  • Mature Plant Size: 3-4'H, 2-3'W
  • Plant Spacing: 3'
  • Host Plant: Pearl Crescent
  • Attracts: Bees, Butterflies
  • Advantages: Critical fall nectar source, cut flower, deer resistant
  • Landscape Uses: Cottage gardens, moist prairies, perennial borders, butterfly gardens
  • Companion Plants: Big Blue Stem, Black Eyed Susan, Boneset, Marsh Blazing Star, Sneezeweed, Sweet Joe Pye Weed, Blue Flag Iris