New England aster
Symphyotrichum novae–angliae (New England aster) blooms generously starting in later summer and into early fall.
Each flower has violet thread-like petals and bright yellow centers that slowly change to a delicate maroon. New England aster can get quite tall and might benefit from some support at full maturity. Loved by pollinators.
The Prairie Potawatomi used this plant as a fumigating reviver.
|Botanical Name||Symphyotrichum novae-angliae|
|Common Name||New England aster|
|USDA Zone||4 thru 8|
|Light Requirement||Full Sun to Part Shade|
|Season(s) of interest||summer, fall|
|Height and Spread||3-6ft x 2-3ft (90-180cm x 60-90cm)|
|Flower Color||Purple with Yellow Centers|
|Attracts Wildlife||Hosts Caterpillars of Butterflies/Moths, Attracts Pollinators,|
|Additional Information||Native to Chicago Region.|
|Location in Lurie Garden||Southeast Dark Plate|