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New England Aster

Botanical Name
Symphyotrichum novae-angliae
Min Zone
4
Max Zone
8
Height
4 to 6 feet
Width
4 feet
Flowers
Late summer to fall: white, purple, pink, blue
Light
Full sun
Soil
Well-drained
Planting & Care
  • Space plants 20 to 24 inches apart
  • Mulch tender plants or leave standing for winter
  • Pinch back tall varieties to 6 inches in June
  • Stake or grow medium size plants nearby
Problems
Powdery mildew, aster wilt
Varieties
  • Alma Potschke - 3 to 4 feet, bright rose-pink flowers
  • Purple Dome - mildew resistant, 18 inches, compact
  • Hella Lacey - 4 to 5 feet, violet-blue flowers

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